why don't add gdb package?

Bruce Dubbs bdubbs at swbell.net
Fri Apr 7 08:13:53 PDT 2006


Randy McMurchy wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-04-07 at 01:13 -0500, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> 
>> After learning about
>> some undocumented switches and fixing Makefiles that didn't completely
>> honor those switches, it now can be installed properly.
> 
> Sounds to me as though you made things *much* too difficult on 
> yourself. It installed properly already, with no changes and with
> only one command: make -C gdb install.
> 
> It is my opinion that doing all that sed stuff and explaining things,
> is unreasonable extra steps and work for nothing. It is the wrong 
> thing to be telling users to do.

Arrrrg.  Just because you use a scalpel and I use a butcher knife...

I just reevaluated what I did and see that my method still overwrites
two info files from binutils.

I'll fix the wiki.

At least I learned about some undocumented switches.

  -- Bruce



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