Can't run executable built with Dub - OS thinks it is shared library

Stephen C schatelain at
Fri Oct 29 02:29:47 UTC 2021

On Wednesday, 27 October 2021 at 22:09:26 UTC, Paul Backus wrote:
> [Since Debian 9][1], pretty much all Debian-based distros have 
> their C toolchain set up to produce position-independent 
> executables by default. So you will probably need to have DMD 
> pass `-no-pie` when it invokes GCC to link the executable (or 
> do a separate link step and pass it yourself).
> [1]: 

I just wanted to post that this worked. Running DMD with the "-v" 
flag showed exactly how it uses CC to link. I was able to compile 
with DMD and then add the "-no-pie" flag to the CC linker command 
and it works perfectly now - the binary is tagged as "executable" 
and can now be run by clicking it's icon in the GUI.

Thanks, Paul.

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