Problems with recent expat/gdb changes

Trevor Woerner
Wed Jun 5 10:44:00 GMT 2013

On Wed, Jun 5, 2013 at 4:18 AM, Bryan Hundven <> wrote:
> On 6/4/13 10:28 PM, "Daniel Price" <> wrote:
>>This is on a system where libexpat-dev / -devel isn't installed.
>>It seems to me that there's an issue where, despite requesting static
>>cross-gdb, crosstool-ng
>> is expecting libexpat to be on the host
> There is definitely some funkyness with expat being needed to be built
> here.

Some target boards, such as the boards from ST, send their details
(memory areas, register info, etc) to the host via XML (i.e. when
using st-link). Therefore there are times when a cross-gdb needs expat
to process this incoming information:

I'm not trying to say this shouldn't be configurable or that expat
handling shouldn't be broken out into its own script; I'm just
pointing out that there are valid times when someone would want expat
included in gdb-cross.

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