'gdb' Software

Janet Casey jcasey@gnu.org
Wed May 10 15:13:00 GMT 2000

Hello! My name is Janet Casey and I'm working for the Free Software
Foundation assembling a database of free software world wide, which is
why I'm writing to you.

We have this address listed as the maintainer for 'gdb'. If there's a
better address to use, please tell me, but if this is the best one,
can you take a quick look through the information I've assembled to
see if everything is correct and if there's anything I should add? I'd
appreciate it greatly.

FYI- a short explanation of some of the fields.

Programs- any additional programs that come included with this one.
Interface- Command line, interactive, X windows, console
Support- listed only if it's something other than mailing list support
Repository- Any CVS repositories where the program is listed
Related- any GNU packages that might be of interest to users of this package
Use Requirements- Required for using the executable
Build Prereq.- Required for building this package
Weak Prereq.- Useful (but not mandatory) to install before building this one
Source Prereq.- 
Packages whose source code must be present in order to build this package.

Please bear in mind that not all packages will have all the fields
filled in (in fact, I don't think we've run across any yet that have
all the fields filled in).

If there's anything you think should be added (particularly
individuals who have contributed) please e-mail me.

Thank you very much for your help!

%%name: gdb 

%%short-description: GNU debugger for C, C++, and Fortran

%%full-description: GNU gdb is a source-level debugger for C, C++, and
Fortran that lets you see what is happening "inside" another program
when it executes, or what it was doing when it crashed.

Gdb's four main functions (it also has additional functionality in
support of these) are: starting a program and specifying anything that
might affect its behavior; making programs stop on specified
conditions; checking what has happened when the program stopped;
changing things in your program so you can experiment with different

Gdb can debug programs running on the same machine, or it can
communicate over a network or serial line with a debugging stub on
another machine; thus, it can be used for embedded and kernel

%%category: development

%%license: GPL

%%maintainer: gdb-patches@sourceware.cygnus.com

%%updated: 10 May 2000

%%keywords: development, bugs, debugging, C

%%interface: Command line


%%GNU: yes

%%web-page: http://sourceware.cygnus.com/gdb/


%%doc: Printed reference card available from
http://www.gnu.org/ordering/ ; printed user's manual available from
http://www.gnu.org/ordering/ ; online reference manual available in
Russion from http://www.chg.ru/~dima/gdb/ ; online reference manual
available in Japanese from http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~wg5k-ickw/ ;
Programmer's Gdb internals manual available from

%%developers: Stan Shebs <shebs@cygnus.com>



%%source: ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/gdb/

%%debian: http://www.debian.org/Packages/stable/devel/gdb.html


%%repository: http://sourceware.cygnus.com/gdb/

%%related: gcc, g++, ddd



%%use-requirements: ncurses4, libreadlineg2




%%version: 4.18 stable on 10 April 1999; 5.0 devel on 10 April 2000

%%announce-list: gdb-announce@gnu.org




%%dev-list: gdb@gnu.org; gdb-testers@gnu.org; gdb-patches@gnuorg

%%dev-news: gnu.gdb.bug

%%bug-list: bug-gdb@gnu.org

Janet Casey
Free Software Foundation

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