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Re: debugging cygwin

On Mon, 9 Jan 2006, Ken Senior wrote:

> Does anyone know where one might find a version of the latest
> cygwin1.dll which was compiled with the '-g' (debugging) option set?
> If it's possible, I would recommend that each cygwin distribution be
> accompanyed by an optional cygwin1.dll which has been compiled with said
> option.  Users can seamlessly swap the '-g' version with the when
> debugging is needed.  Or, maybe there's some hidden difficulty in doing
> this that I just don't understand.  -Ken

All the snapshots[*] come with debugging symbols in the cygwin1.dbg file.
Simply download the snapshot DLL and the corresponding cygwin1.dbg (the
DLL should go in /bin; the dbg file can go anywhere), then issue the
'add-symbol-file' command in gdb with the full path to the file.  You
don't even need to stop the running processes.
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