why don't add gdb package?
bdubbs at swbell.net
Thu Apr 6 18:15:54 PDT 2006
Dan Nicholson wrote:
> I'm not a programmer, but this is my guess. In order for gdb to be
> able to properly debug binaries, it needs to link libbfd.a and
> libiberty.a into the gdb binary. It builds its own since it can't
> depend on the host and it may be tied to specific versions of libbfd
> and libiberty. The fact that they're installed seems to be a flaw
> since running gdb shouldn't depend on static libraries being present
> on the host.
I signed up on the gdb mailing list and asked why the libraries are
installed over binutils' libraries. Maybe we'll get an answer.
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