GDB 4.16.85 on IRIX 6.2

Daryll Strauss
Wed Feb 11 14:01:00 GMT 1998

I've been looking for a GDB that works with IRIX 6.2, particularly when
we compile our applications in SGI's N32 format. When I compile
helloworld with or without the -n32 switch and run gdb I get the
following message:

GNU gdb 4.16.85
Copyright 1997 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
GDB is free software, covered by the GNU General Public License, and you are
welcome to change it and/or distribute copies of it under certain conditions.
Type "show copying" to see the conditions.
There is absolutely no warranty for GDB.  Type "show warranty" for details.
This GDB was configured as "mips-sgi-irix6.2"...

I'm sorry, Dave, I can't do that.  Symbol format `elf32-bigmips' unknown.
No display number 0.
Disabling display 0 to avoid infinite recursion.

If I compile without the -n32 switch and run 4.16 (which I compiled
under IRIX 5.3) GDB actually works on the non -n32 library but complains
there are no debugging symbols found with -n32. I hope this is useful
information for you. Let me know if I can help test any patches.

							- |Daryll

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