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

DJ Delorie
Tue May 30 08:48:00 GMT 2000

> 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.

If gdb is in /usr/bin, it looks for /usr/share/gdbtcl, which works.

If gdb is in /bin, it looks for /share/gdbtcl, which doesn't work.

The only reason we made /usr/bin==/bin is for scripts with
hardcoded things like /bin/ls

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