Cygwin GDB won't start or hangs at startup

Marco Atzeri
Thu Feb 4 14:54:47 GMT 2021

On 04.02.2021 13:13, Daniel Röhrborn via Cygwin wrote:
> I have this issue on three different PCs (Win7_32bit, 2x Win10_64bit) with the latest Cygwin installer.
> I installed Cygwin gcc/g++/gdb. Compiler works but gdb doesn't output anything when started. It seems to have blocked right after start. What could cause this behaviour?
> When I downgrade to gdb version 7.10.1-1 it works normally and outputs its startup message.
> But with any higher version (7.12.1-2, 8.0.1-1, 8.1.1-1, 8.2.1-1, 8.3.1-1, 9.2-1, 10.1-1) I get no output at all. The process hangs forever. Running GDB from the Cygwin Terminal also doesn't help.
> Since nobody else seems to have similar problems, I think it could be a configuration problem.
> Kind regards
> Daniel R.

Hi Daniel,
does not start, as it goes back directly to the shell, or it seems 
stacked and typing "quit" it exits back to the shell ?

The first effect is caused by missing or mismatched DLL's.

The second I have seen on my W10 only if I run GDB from CMD and the 
Cygwin bin directory is not in the PATH


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