GDB dropping support for mips-irix and alpha-tru64

Joel Sherrill
Thu Sep 11 20:53:00 GMT 2014

First I am not complaining but just have a couple of clarifying questions.

+ does this include binutils and/or GCC?
+ does this have the side-effect of impacting any embedded mips targets? I expect not.



On September 11, 2014 2:52:49 PM EDT, Joel Brobecker <> wrote:
>Dear all,
>The GDB project is planning on removing support for the following
>  - MIPS IRIX (mips*-sgi-irix5*, mips*-sgi-irix6*)
>  - Alpha Tru64 (alpha*-*-osf*)
>As of GDB 7.8, our latest release, we hope that GDB will build and
>But we currently have no report of anyone who has tried it, so we do
>know for sure.
>If you are still using a recent GDB on either of these platforms,
>and would like to step up to continue maintaining either of them,
>please let us know. We have been maintaining them as best we can
>up to now, but we have reached a point where this is becoming
>too difficult and/or more effort that anyone is willing to invest.
>If you are interested in maintaining either port, please contact
>us immediately, even if you are not sure. Our process for removing
>a platform is fairly fast by internet standards: If no one steps up,
>we will send this notice to gdb-announce a week from now. And then
>declare the removal a week after that.
>Thank you,

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