gdb/22: CVS versions of gdb have same number as stable version

chastain@redhat.com chastain@redhat.com
Fri Feb 16 00:28:00 GMT 2001


>Number:         22
>Category:       gdb
>Synopsis:       CVS versions of gdb have same number as stable version
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    unassigned
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Feb 16 00:28:01 PST 2001
>Closed-Date:
>Last-Modified:
>Originator:     Michael Chastain
>Release:        CVS 2001-02-15
>Organization:
>Environment:
Red Hat Linux 7 native
>Description:
gdb 5.0 reports:

  GNU gdb 5.0
  Copyright 2000 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
  GDB is free software ...
  This GDB was configured as "i686-pc-linux-gnu".

gdb built from the CVS sources reports:

  GNU gdb 5.0
  Copyright 2001 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
  GDB is free software ...
  This GDB was configured as "i686-pc-linux-gnu".

When someone files a PR against "gdb 5.0", it's impossible
to tell whether they are using gdb 5.0 (the released software)
or gdb 5.0 (some snapshot made any time up to January 2001).
>How-To-Repeat:
Build a gdb from the CVS sources.
Run it.
>Fix:
Change Makefile.in from "5.0" to something, anything, else.

Check the other instances of 5.0:
  NEWS, README, TODO, config/djgpp/README, doc/annotate.texi,
  doc/gdb.texinfo, language.c, language.h.
>Release-Note:
>Audit-Trail:
>Unformatted:



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