How to build gdb and gdbserver

Peter Barada
Wed Jun 20 10:23:00 GMT 2001

>  Yep, that's it.  You know the trick about cd'ing into a subdir of a
>GCC build tree and doing "make all" there to only build that component?  It
>works here too.  Configure for your debug host and "make all install" in
>your top level dir; then configure for your debug target, cd into the
>gdbserver directory, and make all there.  (You could make install as well
>but it wouldn't be very useful!)  I was looking at this stuff over last
>weekend, wondering whether to port gdbserver to vxworks...

So let's see if I have this right. I have the powerpc-linux tree built
using in /usr/local/cross-linux-tools.  Would the
following do what you think it should:

export PATH=/usr/local/cross-linux-tools/bin:$PATH
cd foo
tar zxf ~/src/gdb-5.0.tar.gz
mkdir build-gb
cd build-gdb
../gdb-5.0/configure --target=powerpc-linux --prefix=/usr/local/cross-linux-tools
make all install
../gdb-5.0/configure --host=powerpc-linux --prefix=/usr/local/cross-linux-tools
cd gdb/gdbserver
make all

And in this directory i should have a gdbserver, right?

Peter Barada                         
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