cygwin bughunt (FAQ alert?)

Joshua Daniel Franklin
Fri Jan 21 08:30:00 GMT 2005

On Thu, 20 Jan 2005 19:24:03 -0500, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> However, oops, this means that the advice of using a snapshot shouldn't
> go into the FAQ since this isn't a permanent arrangement.

Well, how about this then:

I may have found a bug in Cygwin, how can I debug it (the symbols in gdb 
look funny)?

Debugging symbols are stripped from distibuted Cygwin binaries, so any
symbols that you see in gdb are basically meaningless. It is also a
good idea to use
the latest code in case the bug has been fixed, so you will need to follow the 
instructions at to build your own 
debugging version. You can also contact the mailing list for pointers
(a simple test
case that demonstrates the bug is always welcome).

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