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Re: [PATCH 0/1] Build GDB as a C++ program by default

> Cc:,
> From: Pedro Alves <>
> Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2016 16:03:41 +0100
> On 04/19/2016 03:48 PM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> >> From: Pedro Alves <>
> >> Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2016 15:18:35 +0100
> >>
> >> MinGW (w64) builds and runs cleanly for me too.
> > 
> > Did you look at what libraries it depends on?  Doesn't it pull in
> > libgcc DLL and libstdc++ DLL?  If it does, that'll put a huge damper
> > on those who make precompiled binaries of GDB available for Windows
> > users, because you need to accompany that with the full GCC source
> > tarball, which weighs in at more than 80MB.
> GDB links with libgcc even when built as a C program.

Not here, it doesn't.  It is linked statically against libgcc.  (I
don't use MinGW64, but I don't think it matters.)  Here's what
'objdump -x | fgrep "DLL Name:"' says about the latest GDB 7.11 I

  (standard input):73:	DLL Name: libguile-2.0-22.dll
  (standard input):204:	DLL Name: KERNEL32.dll
  (standard input):298:	DLL Name: msvcrt.dll
  (standard input):323:	DLL Name: msvcrt.dll
  (standard input):450:	DLL Name: libncurses5.dll
  (standard input):501:	DLL Name: USER32.dll
  (standard input):510:	DLL Name: WS2_32.dll
  (standard input):531:	DLL Name: zlib1.dll
  (standard input):542:	DLL Name: python26.dll

This is a build that (as you see) supports TUI, Python, and Guile, so
it's as full as it gets.

> How's C++ any different?

With C, you can get away by using "CC='gcc -static-libgcc'" at
configure time, but can you do the same with -static-libstdc++?  I had
bad experience with that in the past (the binary still depended on
libstdc++ DLL), but maybe that was when building shared libraries, not
.exe programs.  Thus my question (sorry, didn't yet have time to build
a recent development snapshot of GDB).


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