Andreas K. Huettel posted on Tue, 10 Oct 2017 21:02:32 +0200 as excerpted:

> Am Dienstag, 10. Oktober 2017, 04:10:13 CEST schrieb Duncan:
>> One thing isn't clear here.  Is this sequence necessary due to the
>> profile switch itself, because the /profile/ enables PIE by default, or
>> is it gcc-6.4+ that enables PIE, and the profile simply forces the PIE
>> default by forcing gcc-6.4+?
> Switching the profile changes the settings for building gcc (it switches
> a use-flag from forced-off to forced-on). A gcc-6 built with the 17.0
> profiles will produce PIE executables by default, a gcc-6 built with
> the 13.0 profiles will not.
> I've added this paragraph:
> # Switching the profile modifies the settings of GCC 6 to generate
> # PIE executables by default; thus, you need to do the rebuilds
> # even if you already used GCC 6 beforehand.

Thanks.  Much clearer now. =:^)

(And I'll have some rebuilding to do.)

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