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Re: [patch 2/2] Do not build libgdb.a by default

> with the default build of only "gdb" after [patch 1/2] it no longer
> makes much sense to build *.o -> libgdb.a and then libgdb.a -> gdb.
> Use *.o files directly for gdb.  libgdb.a build is still supported for
> its rare users, it is just not built by the default rule.

Just wondering, who are the rare users? insight?

> gdb/
> 2011-12-21  Jan Kratochvil  <>
> 	Build gdb directly from *.o files not using libgdb.a.
> 	* (SUBDIR_TUI_OBS): Remove duplicate tui.o.
> 	(COMMON_OBS): Remove solib-target.o.
> 	(LIBGDB_OBS, libgdb.a): Move it before the gdb$(EXEEXT) rule.
> 	(gdb$(EXEEXT)): Replace libgdb.a with $(LIBGDB_OBS).
> 	(LIBGDB_OBS, libgdb.a): Move it above.
> 	* configure.tgt (alpha*-*-linux*, alpha*-*-freebsd*)
> 	(alpha*-*-kfreebsd*-gnu, alpha*-*-netbsd*, alpha*-*-knetbsd*-gnu)
> 	(alpha*-*-openbsd*, am33_2.0*-*-linux*, arm*-wince-pe)
> 	(arm*-*-mingw32ce*, arm*-*-linux*, arm*-*-netbsd*, arm*-*-knetbsd*-gnu)
> 	(arm*-*-openbsd*, cris*, frv-*-*, hppa*-*-hpux*, hppa*-*-linux*)
> 	(hppa*-*-netbsd*, hppa*-*-openbsd*, i[34567]86-*-darwin*)
> 	(i[34567]86-*-dicos*, i[34567]86-*-freebsd*, i[34567]86-*-kfreebsd*-gnu)
> 	(i[34567]86-*-netbsd*, i[34567]86-*-knetbsd*-gnu, i[34567]86-*-openbsd*)
> 	(i[34567]86-*-nto*, i[34567]86-*-solaris2.1[0-9]*)
> 	(x86_64-*-solaris2.1[0-9]*, i[34567]86-*-solaris*, i[34567]86-*-linux*)
> 	(i[34567]86-*-gnu*, ia64-*-linux*, m32r*-*-linux*, m68*-*-linux*)
> 	(m68*-*-netbsd*, m68*-*-knetbsd*-gnu, m68*-*-openbsd*)
> 	(microblaze*-linux-*, microblaze*-*-linux*, mips*-sgi-irix5*)
> 	(mips*-sgi-irix6*, mips*-*-linux*, mips*-*-netbsd*)
> 	(mips*-*-knetbsd*-gnu, mips64*-*-openbsd*, powerpc-*-netbsd*)
> 	(powerpc-*-knetbsd*-gnu, powerpc-*-openbsd*, powerpc-*-aix*, rs6000-*-*)
> 	(powerpc-*-linux*, powerpc64-*-linux*, powerpc*-*-*, s390*-*-*)
> 	(sh*-*-linux*, sh*-*-netbsdelf*, sh*-*-knetbsd*-gnu, sh*-*-openbsd*)
> 	(sparc-*-linux*, sparc64-*-linux*, sparc*-*-freebsd*)
> 	(sparc*-*-kfreebsd*-gnu, sparc-*-netbsd*, sparc-*-knetbsd*-gnu)
> 	(sparc64-*-netbsd*, sparc64-*-knetbsd*-gnu, sparc-*-openbsd*)
> 	(sparc64-*-openbsd*, sparc-*-solaris2.[0-6], sparc-*-solaris2.[0-6].*)
> 	(sparc-*-solaris2*, sparcv9-*-solaris2*, sparc64-*-solaris2*)
> 	(vax-*-netbsd*, vax-*-knetbsd*-gnu, x86_64-*-darwin*, x86_64-*-dicos*)
> 	(x86_64-*-linux*, x86_64-*-freebsd*, x86_64-*-kfreebsd*-gnu)
> 	(x86_64-*-netbsd*, x86_64-*-knetbsd*-gnu, x86_64-*-openbsd*)
> 	(xtensa*-*-linux*, xtensa*): Remove solib.o from gdb_target_obs.

I support this change. The patch looks good to me also.


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