[PATCH] Also install data-directory into the build directory as computed by relocate_gdb_directory

Eli Zaretskii eliz@gnu.org
Sat Oct 6 19:25:00 GMT 2012


> From: Khoo Yit Phang <khooyp@cs.umd.edu>
> Date: Sat, 6 Oct 2012 15:02:00 -0400
> Cc: Khoo Yit Phang <khooyp@cs.umd.edu>, Joel Brobecker <brobecker@adacore.com>, Jan Kratochvil <jan.kratochvil@redhat.com>, GDB Patches <gdb-patches@sourceware.org>
> 
> I think the bigger issue is that $BUILDDIR/gdb/data-directory overrides the standard data-directory. If we detect run-from-builddir based on the presence of other files/directories, and some other application happens to use the same files/directories, then the user is basically stuck with either a non-working gdb (sans -data-directory) or having to uninstall that other application.

I see no reason to assume that we will not be able to reliably detect
a GDB build directory and to distinguish between that and other
projects.  Surely, we can find at least one or 2 files that only exist
in GDB.



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