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

Eli Zaretskii eliz@gnu.org
Sat Oct 6 20:29:00 GMT 2012


> From: Khoo Yit Phang <khooyp@cs.umd.edu>
> Date: Sat, 6 Oct 2012 16:11:55 -0400
> Cc: Khoo Yit Phang <khooyp@cs.umd.edu>,
>  dje@google.com,
>  brobecker@adacore.com,
>  jan.kratochvil@redhat.com,
>  gdb-patches@sourceware.org
> 
> Hi,
> 
> On Oct 6, 2012, at 4:06 PM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> 
> >> But we have to make assumptions about other applications that are not under our control, that they do not use the same files, which I think is an assumption that we should avoid if possible (who knows what's out there).
> > 
> > How many other packages will have a file called doc/gdb.info or
> > doc/gdbint.info in their build tree?  How many of them will have
> > something called i386-cygwin-tdep.o or mi/mi-cmds.o?  I could find
> > many more files whose probability to be in a non-GDB tree is exactly
> > zero.
> > 
> > I think the problem you are afraid of doesn't exist.
> 
> I'm simply offering alternative solutions that work regardless of whether the problem exists or not, and in some cases, is much simpler to implement. Isn't that a good thing?

I don't consider those alternatives simpler from the user POV, sorry.



More information about the Gdb-patches mailing list