Problems with recent GDB Cygwin builds

Pierre Muller
Fri Apr 15 15:59:00 GMT 2011

> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : [] De la part
> de Tom Tromey
> Envoyé : vendredi 15 avril 2011 17:37
> À : Pierre Muller
> Cc : 'gdb'
> Objet : Re: Problems with recent GDB Cygwin builds
> >>>>> "Pierre" == Pierre Muller <>
> Pierre>   I found out that the problem is related to the
> Pierre> fact that __STDC_ISO_10646__ is defined in:
> Pierre> $ grep -n ISO_10646  /usr/include/*/*
> Pierre> /usr/include/sys/features.h:185:#define __STDC_ISO_10646__ 200305L
> Pierre> because of this, GDB uses "UCS-4LE" for the macro
> Pierre> INTERMEDIATE_ENCODING for Cygwin (while "wchar_t" is used for
> Pierre> mingw32).
> Pierre> Forcing "wchar_t" fixes the problem described below.
> Pierre>   The question is how to cope with this inside gdb sources.
> Worst case, you can add __CYGWIN__ checking in gdb_wchar.h.
 That is basically what I did in the patch sent (see below).
> Looking at charset.c, I see some special code for the USE_WIN32API case.
> Does the Cygwin port define this? 
No, this macro is not set for Cygwin.

> Maybe target-charset is wrong?

I proposed a patch on gdb-patches:


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