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

Chris Faylor
Tue May 30 06:58:00 GMT 2000

On Tue, May 30, 2000 at 06:34:29AM -0700, Earnie Boyd wrote:
>--- 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.

Hmm.  In a "normal" installation /bin == /usr/bin, so moving gdb.exe to
/usr/bin should have either been a no-op, if you used cygwin tools, or
it would have made gdb.exe unavailable if you used Windows tools.


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