gdb 7.8 consistently fails to run executable - error is

Dominik Straßer dominik.strasser@onespin-solutions.com
Mon Sep 29 14:18:00 GMT 2014


Hi all,
I've dug into the gdb sources.
The problem is in the cygwin-only part and is not about the PATH
variable but about one single DLL file name.

This path length is *fixed* to 512 characters (SO_NAME_MAX_PATH_SIZE)
for the *realpath* of the DLL.

So there's no way for the user to work around this apart from shortening
the directory or file names.

Best regards

Dominik

Am 25.09.2014 um 13:07 schrieb Dominik Straßer:
> Hi,
> I am running into the same issue.
> My path is stripped down as far as possible:
> $ echo $PATH
> /usr/local/bin:/usr/bin
> 
> But still no cigar.
> 
> $ gdb
> /local/night/fizz_build_Win7_with_icons/libraries/compilelib/unittest/exec/cygwin64/MINGW/normal_mt_so/unittest.exe
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> Reading symbols from
> /local/night/fizz_build_Win7_with_icons/libraries/compilelib/unittest/exec/cygwin64/MINGW/normal_mt_so/unittest.exe...done.
> (gdb) r
> Starting program:
> /local/night/fizz_build_Win7_with_icons/libraries/compilelib/unittest/exec/cygwin64/MINGW/normal_mt_so/unittest.exe
> [New Thread 30016.0x7544]
> dll path too long
> 
> strace revealend nothing.
> 
> Unfortunately MinGW's gdb doesn't work for other reasons, so I am back
> to printf :-(
> 
> Regards
> 
> Dominik
> 
> Am 22.08.2014 um 20:32 schrieb DGStevens:
>> Hi Achim-
>>
>> Thanks.  Unfortunately, the change didn't seem to help regarding my issue
>> with GDB.  I don't know if it matters, but I fired up an old computer
>> running XP.  I updated all of the Cygwin software, and tried the same test. 
>> It worked fine on XP, but it seems to fail on Win7, at least for me.
>>
>> FWIW, I tried manually trimming the path to just:
>>
>> $> echo $PATH
>> .:/home/Deans/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin
>>
>> ...
>>
>> $> cygcheck -s
>>
>> Cygwin Configuration Diagnostics
>> Current System Time: Fri Aug 22 00:02:07 2014
>>
>> Windows 7 Professional Ver 6.1 Build 7601 Service Pack 1
>>
>> Running under WOW64 on AMD64
>>
>> Path:   .
>>         C:\cygwin\home\Deans\bin
>>         C:\cygwin\usr\local\bin
>>         C:\cygwin\bin
>> ...
>>
>>
>>
>>
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