Building just gdbserver ?

Christian Biesinger
Thu Sep 10 10:34:15 GMT 2020

On Thu, Sep 10, 2020 at 11:53 AM Thomas Petazzoni
<> wrote:
> Prior to the move of gdb/gdbserver/ to the top-level
> (919adfe8409211c726c1d05b47ca59890ee648f1), and its use of the common
> gnulib (1a627e7e6c61e97951932e3a9c5fb706efe3ef3e), it was possible to
> build just gdbserver by doing:
>  $ cd gdb/gdbserver/
>  $ ./configure
> This is a feature that was used by the Buildroot build system when we
> only needed to build gdbserver and not the full gdb.
> What is now the recommended way to build just gdbserver ?

See the "Building" section in

> Running the top-level configure script would be annoying, as it checks
> for ncurses, which would make ncurses a mandatory requirement to build
> gdbserver, which by itself doesn't need ncurses.

I don't believe the toplevel configure script checks for ncurses...?


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