[RFA] patch to solve libiberty strsignal changes (plus a minor cross-compilation fix)

Chris Faylor cgf@cygnus.com
Fri Jun 2 08:21:00 GMT 2000

On Fri, Jun 02, 2000 at 01:07:22PM +1000, Andrew Cagney wrote:
>Chris Faylor wrote:
>> Following Andrew's suggestions, I submit the following for approval.
>> This patch adds checks for strsignal in string.h and strings.h, moves the
>> strsignal declaration from defs.h into gdb_string.h and adds a
>> This patch also includes what I hope is a no-brainer fix to find the
>> correct versions of windres and ranlib (aka i686-pc-cygwin-windres and
>> i686-pc-cygwin-ranlib) when cross compiling.
>> cgf
>> Thu Jun  1 22:11:19 2000  Christopher Faylor <cgf@cygnus.com>
>>         * configure.in: Check for declaration of strsignal in string{,s}.h.
>>         Detect correct versions of ranlib and windres when cross-compiling.
>>         * configure: Regenerate.
>>         * config.in: Define NEED_DECLARATION_STRSIGNAL if strsignal is not
>>         declared in system header file.
>>         * defs.h: Move strsignal declaration into gdb_string.h.
>>         * gdb_string.h: Declare strsignal here if if isn't declared anywhere
>>         else.
>I'm fairly sure that GDB simply shouldn't be calling strsignal(). 
>lowcore.c should use the target signal to string function while the
>others are going to be made obsolete.

Ok.  That doesn't help much with my current problem, though.  How do I build
a Windows version of gdb?  I don't think you want me to be making changes to
places like lowcore.c.  I'm really not qualified for that...


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