Issue with Latest GDB on AIX with GCC-6.12

Nitish Kumar Mishra
Mon Feb 20 11:25:00 GMT 2017

Hi All !

Please find the patch attachment with this mail.
Any comments are more than welcome.


On Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 4:52 PM, Nitish Kumar Mishra
<> wrote:
> 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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