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Re: Multi-arch only GDB 6.0 ....
> Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 20:59:27 -0400
> From: Andrew Cagney <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Why should GDB 6.0 retain support non-multi-arch targets? If someone
> needs to debug a non-multi-arch target they can download GDB 5.x.
That's not a practical solution, I'm afraid. Old versions aren't
maintained, so they suffer bitrot very quickly as the world moves on.
For example, by the time GDB 6.0 is released, GDB 5.x might not even
compile with the then current development tools. Are we going to tell
users of non-multi-arched targets to install old versions of
compilers, libraries, headers, etc.?
So in general, I'd advise against such a ``revolutionary'' approach.
In practice, it tends to be too harsh to users, IMHO.