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Re: debugging cygwin

On Mon, 9 Jan 2006, Ken Senior wrote:

> Igor Peshansky wrote:
> > 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.
> > Enjoy,
> > 	Igor
> > [*] <>
> The add-symbol-file command doesn't seem to be present.  This must not
> be part of the default distribution.  -K

'add-symbol-file' is a gdb command.  Just start gdb and run that command
from the prompt.
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