why don't add gdb package?

Bruce Dubbs bdubbs at swbell.net
Thu Apr 6 14:20:00 PDT 2006


Randy McMurchy wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-04-06 at 11:57 -0500, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> 
>> The gdb install is a simple CMMI process.  Most programmers will be able
>> to handle this on their own without too much problem.
> 
> Actually, this is a myth. CMMI results in your binutils being
> overwritten.
> 
> Major bummer. You must build in the top-level and then run the install
> from the gdb dir or use make -C. If you don't know to do this, your
> toolchain gets wasted.

OK.  I see that gdb-6.4 creates:

/tmp/gdb-install/usr/lib:
libbfd.a  libbfd.la  libiberty.a  libopcodes.a  libopcodes.la

which overwrites the existing files.  I don't see anything else.

Is there anything different about these files that is needed for gdb?

  -- Bruce



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