Is it possible to statically link python into gdb?

Tim Sander
Mon Jun 23 13:49:00 GMT 2014

Hi Terry
> I am trying to build a gdb with python support which doesn't depend on
> system python at all. I can manage to build python into static library
> like libpython2.7.a, then I can see that this static library is linked
> into gdb. With command ldd, there is no libpython dependence in final
> gdb. So far all good. But when run this gdb on another machine, I ran
> into below errors and gdb can't be initiated:
> Could not find platform independent libraries <prefix>
> Could not find platform dependent libraries <exec_prefix>
> Consider setting $PYTHONHOME to <prefix>[:<exec_prefix>]
> I am working on Ubuntu x86 machines with gdb from master branch and
> Python 2.7. Could some one please help me? Thanks in advance.
I don't know much about python but might it be that you need the *.py files 
of PYTHONHOME/lib nevertheless to get a running python interpreter?

Best regards

More information about the Gdb mailing list