PR/2386 [2/2]: MinGW attach to process without an exec file

Christopher Faylor
Sun Dec 30 20:37:00 GMT 2007

On Sun, Dec 30, 2007 at 06:20:00AM +0200, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>> Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2007 21:57:54 -0500
>> From: Christopher Faylor <>
>> I don't think there is any reason to now add Windows 9x support for
>> features that have been missing for years so I didn't do that.  I
>> did issue an error when psapi.dll was not found however.
>> [...]
>> +  if (psapi_loaded < 0)
>> +    warning(_("working version of psapi.dll not found.  DLL and executable filenames may not be available."));
>This is not a useful message, IMHO.  I, as a user, would not know what
>to do with it.  We need to says specifically that attach without an
>exec file name will not work, and that users should use `file'
>etc. commands to work around.

Could you give me some exact wording, please? Is this adequate?

"working version of psapi.dll not found.  Use `file' and `dll' commands to specifically load symbols."


Note, that this is actually an enhancement for what has existed in gdb
for years.  I don't recall anyone ever complaining that things didn't
work in Windows 9x.  But, then, unlike the nearly infinite number people
who use gdb on Windows 9x on an hourly basis, I've always found gdb to
be just barely usable on those systems due to OS bugs which result in


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