Issue with Latest GDB on AIX with GCC-6.12

Nitish Kumar Mishra
Mon Feb 20 11:22:00 GMT 2017

Hi All !

I have created a bug for this issue. The bug id is: 21187.
I have created a patch for configure file in which new configure
option --enable-staticlib and --disable-staticlib is implemented.
By default the linking of GDB with libstdc++ and libgcc will be static.

Attching the patch with the mail.

On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 9:08 PM, Nitish Kumar Mishra
<> wrote:
> Hi David !
>>Who built GCC 6.1 for you?  Is this an IBM build or Bull Freeware?
> IBM does not have GCC-6 build yet, and generally Bull's rpm breaks our
> environment. I took it from
> But now I have tested it with Bull's RPM, static linking still not
> working but removing --static-libstdc++ and --static-libgcc
> is working for me as well.
> Now, I will run the testsuite and will paste the result once it's finished.
> I disabled the static options manually. I don't see any configure
> option for disabling the static linking. I tried with one configure
> option --disable-libstdcxx, but I dont think it will lead to dynamic
> linking. Anyways, for me, using this option --disable-libstdcxx
> was giving compilation error, saying, "ld soes not support target".
> Thanks,
> Nitish
> On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 8:49 PM, Eli Zaretskii <> wrote:
>>> From: David Edelsohn <>
>>> Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:02:35 -0500
>>> Cc: Nitish Kumar Mishra <>, "" <>,      Yao Qi <>
>>> >> Can we disable -static-libgcc and -static-libstdc++ for AIX?
>>> >
>>> > Works for me.  Those are added by the top level configure.  They were
>>> > originally added for gcc, we just inherited it.  Ideally adding
>>> > those would be controllable with a configure option, IMO.
>>> We shouldn't disable static-libgcc and static-libstdc++ for GCC.  And
>>> static would be better.  But linking GDB dynamically could be helpful
>>> as an interim work-around.
>> Please let's not do that on MS-Windows at least.  Dynamically linking
>> against these two libraries has the following 2 adverse effects:
>>   . it requires any site that distributes precompiled Windows binaries
>>     of GDB to also distribute the full humongous tarball of GCC
>>     sources (because libgcc runtime exception doesn't cover dynamic
>>     linking against shared libraries); and
>>   . it opens the gates of the "DLL hell", since there's any number of
>>     libgcc and libstdc++ DLLs from different versions of GCC floating
>>     around on any given Windows system with GNU software, and there's
>>     no practical way to ensure binary compatibility between the one
>>     found first on PATH and a particular version of GDB one wants to
>>     run

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