gdb 9.2 won't build

Doug Abbott
Tue Sep 8 16:59:10 GMT 2020

Hi all,

I'm trying to build gdb 9.2 natively on a Linux x86_64 machine, a guest 
running under VirtualBox on Windows 10. The linker is throwing a number 
of "undefined reference" symbols like tputs and tgetflag which appear to 
have something to do with ncurses and/or termcap.

I tried the configure command shown in the wiki under building natively, 
adding --disable-tui because that fixed a different problem. I'm 
guessing I'm missing a library, but which one?

The reason I'm going through this exercise is that gdb 7.6 that comes 
with CentOS 7 won't read the python support functions for KGDB. It 
complains about "missing attribute COMPLETE_EXPRESSION".

TIA for any help you can offer.


Doug Abbott
Principal Consultant, Intellimetrix
Linux for the Real World

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