Somewhat off-topic: Does cygwin net release gdb run "out of the box" for you?

Earnie Boyd
Tue May 30 06:34:00 GMT 2000

--- Chris Faylor <> wrote:
> I'm trying to track down the problems that people have been reporting
> with gdb so I was starting from scratch with a net release.
> I was surprised to find that gdb just returned to the prompt when I did
> this.
> I recognize the symptom and I know how to fix this but I wasn't having
> this problem on my system until I "updated" to the net release.
> So, I'm wondering if I screwed up the last gdb net release more than
> a month ago and have been ignoring the pleas for help in the cygwin
> mailing list.
> The workaround for the problem is to set TCL_LIBRARY.  I wasn't doing
> that though, so I must have been using a modified version of
> cygtcl80.dll.

Hmm...  I noticed this but I didn't install the gdb into a normal location. 
After I downloaded the tarball and extracted, I tried running ./bin/gdb and the
program simply ended, no warnings, no errors and no screens.  I moved gdb.exe
to /usr/bin and it brought up the windows, however, it still couldn't stat the
file on the tk side.

So, based on what you've said, if I had installed the whole of the gdb package
into the normal locations it wouldn't have worked.  Also, I tried building from
source and running gdb from the build directory, the same "non-start" happened
and after moving to /usr/bin it opened the tk windows.


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