Re: Building with GCC on Ubuntu 18

From: Julio Maia (
Date: Thu Nov 08 2018 - 11:26:36 CST

We’ll look into it. Thanks for reporting that, Jerome.


> On Nov 8, 2018, at 11:18 AM, Jérôme Hénin <> wrote:
> Dear all,
> just an announcement to anyone who'd run into trouble building NAMD with GCC as shipped with recent Ubuntu distros. They enable PIE by default: <>
> which will break if you try to link NAMD with, say, a static FFTW that wasn't built with that option. Then you'll see errors like this:
> > relocation R_X86_64_32 against `.rodata.str1.1' can not be used when making a PIE object; recompile with -fPIC
> This can be fixed by adding the option -no-pie to CXXOPTS in the relevant arch file (eg. Linux-x86_64-g++.arch).
> Jerome

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