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Re: status on gdb-7.4 release...

On 12/22/2011 09:11 AM, Joel Brobecker wrote:
OK, then ... wouldn't it be better to install this header into a
versioned directory, say


Otherwise this file will conflict with other gdbs' versions of this
file when having different versions of gdb installed in parallel[1]
and should this file change in future versions of gdb.
The same is true of everything else that goes into the so-called
gdb-datadir, I think.

What we should probably do is make the default
gdb-datadir versioned.  This is in fact what we manually do at AdaCore,
by configuring with --with-gdb-datadir.
I so far have been using --with-gdb-datadir=$(datadir)/$(target)-gdb
Likely you are right and I should start using a versioned directory.

But if this is something you'd like to pursue, it'd be better if
you did so in a separate thread. I'd like to keep this purely to
track the release. And the suggestion above have drawbacks, so
it's not a no-brainer.

Agreed. I'll try to use a versioned --includedir and --with-gdb-datadir in my next build spin.


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