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Re: GDB 7.0.90 available for testing

On 02/19/2010 05:52 PM, Joel Brobecker wrote:
I guessed as much - binutils and gcc are more restrictive, ... and
unless I am in error, gdb once also was :(
I don't remember that it was, but I might be wrong.
Well, in my case, it's only the bfin which exposes this behavior.

IIRC, in case of bfin-* targets, gdb < 7's configure-scripts refused to buildbfd, opcodes or some other binutils subdirectory, gdb inherits from binutils. AFAIS, gdb >= 7.0 has inherited bfd etc. from a version of binutils which has been added the bfin* targets.

I.e. now, binutils' more restrictive checks don't trigger anymore.

Note: It did not fail at build-time - Building went absolutely
smoothless -- gdb crashed at run-time!
Right - I meant run-time, not build-time.

I don't feel like this is a real problem, but others might disagree.
Well, it's certainly not a major issue, nevertheless it's a nuissance responsible for nasty surprises and thus should be addressed.


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