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Re: Re: gdb with python support still get crash on showing uninitialized local variables

On 3:59, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2010 15:18:20 -0400
From: Joel Brobecker<>
Cc: Tom Tromey<>,,,

Yes, because it's a script, the makefile should execute it via $SHELL.
I see that we're making the same error in gdb/doc, for instance, so
it looks like we would be unable to build the documentation if building
using MinGW tools.

If you are using the MinGW port of GNU Make, it will always use sh.exe (if it can find it on your PATH) automatically to run any shell scripts invoked by the Makefile. I just tried that with a MinGW build of Make 3.82, and commands like "./mkinstalldirs foo/bar" just work (I do have a sh.exe). This works because the function process_begin on w32/subproc/sub_proc.c has code to detect a Unix shell script and DTRT.

So there's some other factor at work here.  Or maybe the sh.exe which
is installed on the OP's machine has some issues that mine doesn't.
Hi Eli
I use the configure make command directly in the MSYS shell. So I think they by default use the GNU make (not the mingw32-make).

But I run the make -v on the MSYS shell, it gives the version number 3.81. So I will try 3.82 as your mentioned.


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