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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).

+ postgresql

> 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.

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