[LAD] building the new Guitarix LV2 Amp

David Robillard d at drobilla.net
Thu Dec 13 03:15:56 UTC 2012

On Wed, 2012-12-12 at 21:34 +0000, Chris Cannam wrote:
> On 11 December 2012 16:31, David Robillard <d at drobilla.net> wrote:
> > Looks like you are building against a static library. Since you are building
> > a shared module, pedantically you can't do this
> A static library is just a pile of object files. Of course you can
> build a shared object against them. The problem is just that the
> objects in this particular static library were built without PIC.

Well, yes, "pedantically" was not quite the right word.  It is more of a
sweeping generalization.

If you're building them yourself, ensure they're PIC, and it will work,
but it's reasonable to expect static libraries from elsewhere to be
non-PIC, particularly things that aim to be small since PIC code is


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