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Re: Mysterious gdb behavior.
- From: "Paul Derbyshire" <derbyshire at globalserve dot net>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sat, 27 Jul 2002 20:26:50 -0400
- Subject: Re: Mysterious gdb behavior.
- References: <3D42F785.22663.512CA9BB@localhost>
- Reply-to: derbyshire at globalserve dot net
On 27 Jul 2002 at 17:01, Michael A Chase wrote:
> On Sat, 27 Jul 2002 19:41:57 -0400 Paul Derbyshire <email@example.com> wrote:
> > On 27 Jul 2002 at 16:26, Nicholas Wourms wrote:
> > >
> > > --- Paul Derbyshire <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > > On 27 Jul 2002 at 6:50, Sylvain Petreolle wrote:
> > > > . . .
> > > > Starting program: /home/Paul Derbyshire/antheria/hw.exe
> > > > Error creating process /home/Paul Derbyshire/antheria/hw.exe,
> > > ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> > > *SIGH* Looks like someone didn't read the FAQ...
> > Excuse me? Should I not be trying to gdb executables under /home, or
> > something?
> Try looking at it with a fixed pitch font. I suspect he's pointing out
> that gdb, like many UNIX programs, doesn't deal well with spaces in file or
> directory names.
And why, pray tell, does it have to? The image I was debugging was in
the current directory. It shouldn't care what the path name looks
Also, Windows API calls should deal with it just fine. It's a Windows
API call that's failing, according to one of the other posters.
Also, if path names with spaces in are problems, then explain why
Cygwin's installer *automatically created* that directory and made it
my home directory? Obviously, it shouldn't do that if it's going to
cause problems. It should either give the installing user a choice
about it, or it should replace the spaces with underscores, or
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