Building a cross-gdb with host=i686-pc-linux-gnu and target=powerpc-apple-darwin

Daniel Jacobowitz drow@false.org
Tue Jun 1 01:44:00 GMT 2004


On Tue, Jun 01, 2004 at 02:49:17AM +0200, Gregor Riepl wrote:
> Hi, this is my first posting here.
> 
> How can I build a cross-gcc on my Linux box (host=i686-pc-linux-gnu) for 
> kernel debugging on my iBook G4 running Mac OS X 10.3.4? Apple doesn't cover 
> this issue in their docs and I couldn't find any decent cross-gdb information 
> on the net.
> I tried to use gdb-5.3 with a more recent libbfd (the included one doesn't 
> know about Darwin), but this gives me a gdb that doesn't understand Mach-O:
> "I'm sorry, Dave, I can't do that.  Symbol format `mach-o-be' unknown."
> gdb-6.3 builds, but I don't get a gdb, only a few support libs.
> I also tried Apple's gdb-309, which seems to need Darwin headers.
> Maybe I can get it to work if I just copy those over.
> 
> Has someone tried this?
> gdb should easily do the job, but I had no luck yet.
> Thanks for your help!

There's no Darwin support in GDB outside of Apple's sources, so you're
out of luck asking here.  Might want to try an Apple list instead.

-- 
Daniel Jacobowitz



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