building gdb from git

Bob Rossi
Wed Apr 9 20:21:00 GMT 2014


When I clone git I get quite a few projects.

What's the simplest way to build only gdb?

My first attempt was to do this:
    ../binutils-gdb/gdb/configure --prefix=$PWD/../prefix
however this failed with a missing bfd.h.

In general, if I only really want to build/modify gdb,
should I attempt to build everything like,
    ../binutils-gdb/configure --prefix=$PWD/../prefix
or should I install the dev packages for everything I'm missing?

Also, why does configure work and let the build fail, rather than
having configure detect the missing header files?

Bob Rossi

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