Re: backporting gdb for debugging PIE data
On tor, 2012-01-19 at 19:25 -0500, Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote:
> http://bugs.debian.org/346409 is still open in squeeze. when you try to
> look at a coredump from a position-independent executable (PIE), gdb
> gives this error message:
> warning: The current binary is a PIE (Position Independent
> Executable), which GDB does NOT currently support. Most debugger
> features will fail if used in this session.
> apache2 is a PIE (as one example of something it would be nice to be
> able to debug).
> I've backported gdb 7.3-1 to squeeze, and it needed no changes to build
> correctly. It even works properly :)
> Any objections to my uploading it to squeeze-backports? anything i
> should be aware of?
I don't know whether there are technical objects, but I can second that
this would be extremely useful.