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Re: Mysterious gdb behavior.

On Fri, Aug 02, 2002 at 03:34:52AM -0400, Paul Derbyshire wrote:
>On 31 Jul 2002 at 16:45, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> >Not knowing whether it was a cygwin-specific problem or not I was leery
>> >of going to a bug submission page to report what might be a general gdb
>> >problem.  Plus, I suspected a misconfiguration of some kind, or perhaps
>> >a Winblows hiccup that might go away with a reboot or an update patch.
>> So what is it then?  Am I an expert whose advice you are soliciting or
>> someone to argue with and ignore when I offer suggestions?  I said that
>> cygcheck output might be useful.  You chose not to provide it.  This
>> is a trend.
>What's cygcheck? I still haven't heard where to download it or how to 
>use it. I suppose it's a utility for diagnosing configuration 
>problems with cygwin? IIRC there's something like that for djgpp.
>> >Nice theory, but it just doesn't fit the facts.
>> I'm not convinced.  I'll bet if you specifically rebuild the file in question
>> with cygwin gcc it will probably be debuggable.
>I doubt it will behave differently after being rebuilt with the 
>cygwin gcc compared to after merely being built for the first time 
>with the cygwin gcc.
>I build the "hw" test by typing "gcc hw.c -o hw.exe -g -O2" at the 
>bash prompt. It's already been verified that "gcc" at the bash prompt 
>invokes the correct (Cygwin) gcc.
>Also, the executables that debug fine were built the same way. They 
>weren't built before djgpp was installed (in fact djgpp was installed 
>before Cygwin was), nor before any configuration change involving 
>paths. I don't see any way a problem causing the wrong gcc to be used 
>could affect only some of the executables built with it.
>> >Also, how long have you suspected it might be using the wrong gcc?
>> Now you're questioning my motives, huh?
>Just wondering why you've spent the last several days beating around 
>the bush instead of getting to the point.

That's one.


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