[PATCH 0/8] Upgrade readline

Sergio Durigan Junior sergiodj@redhat.com
Wed Aug 7 16:32:00 GMT 2019

On Tuesday, August 06 2019, Tom Tromey wrote:

> Here's the series to upgrade readline.  This has been sitting around
> for a while and I thought I would finally send it.
> I built it on a Windows machine at AdaCore, but although readline is
> built and gdb links against it, I can't get it to work.  Maybe this is
> due to whatever remote terminal I am using -- I don't know.
> Tested on x86-64 Fedora 28. Also, note that the major distros use
> --with-system-readline, which I think is further evidence that this
> works.

As we discussed on #gdb yesterday, both Fedora and Debian build GDB
using --with-system-readline, so, in a way, for the majority of users
our local copy of readline doesn't matter.

I'm in favour of bumping the readline version to 7 (note that Debian
oldstable, i.e., wheezy, which was released 4+ years ago, already ships
with readline 7), and (eventually) just get rid of our local copy.


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