How to build gdb and gdbserver

David Korn
Fri Jun 22 03:53:00 GMT 2001

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Peter Barada [ ]
>Sent: 21 June 2001 16:13

>Can you send my your hacked up Makefile so I can build myself a

  I didn't bother with a makefile, there's only four modules to build and
link, and I hate plowing through all that bizarre autogibberish stuff in
gnu makefiles....

  Basically, I moved all the files from the gdbserver dir into a fresh
directory, then I dragged a full copy of the $srcdir/gdb/config tree into
the same place.

  After that I kept trying to build modules, dragging over copies of each 
.h file that it failed to find from $srcdir/gdb, $srcdir/include and
$builddir/gdb; there were only a few.  It's important to be sure that the
gdb source tree is configured for your target, not your host, at this point;
some of the .h files live in $builddir/gdb and are auto-generated with
constants that depend on the configuration.

  Then I just linked it from the command line once I'd got each of the
modules to build.  Note that I was writing my own custom low-*.c file in the
example below.

export CFLAGS=-I. -I./config
gcc ${CFLAGS} -c server.c 
gcc ${CFLAGS} -c utils.c
gcc ${CFLAGS} -c remote-utils.c
gcc ${CFLAGS} -c low-vxworks.c

gcc -o gdbserver server.o utils.o remote-utils.o low-vxworks.o

  I don't have the machine here in front of me ATM but I'll check up at
the weekend and send you another mail if there's anything significant I've
left out.  HTH.

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