Request help (gdb cross debugger) Where is the latest best hppa1.1-unknown-linux-gnu source code for gdb?
Objective: build Debian hppa -> hurd cross debugger.
Background: Being adventurous, and perhaps foolish, I
bought a HP 9000 715/80 box to use as a general purpose
debugging and otherwise silly hobby box. I have the thing
running Woody just fine using a dumb terminal and want to
use it for a serial debugging machine for OSKit-Mach and
Debian Hurd. Serial connection tested and working.
Problem: gdb-5.1.1 doesn't configure, gives the following
checking for X... no
configure: error: *** Gdb does not support host
Configure in /usr/src/gdb-5.1.1/build/gdb failed, exiting.
Comments: See the quoted message  from last September at the tail
of this message. I am now going to download the year old gdb source
from cvs.parisc-linux.org/gdb/ and attempt to build it with the
../configure --host=hppa1.1-unknown-linux-gnu --target=i386-pc-gnu
Request: any help in this matter.
Addendum: See quoted message  from today.
How in the heck can you make a Debian release if you don't even have
a debugger :-) Like, uh, whats the deal eh? Are you guys debugging with
the force again ?? You should not do that until you are full Jedi Kung-Foo
masters, lest you be taken by the dark side...
 On 09/07/2001, Matt Taggart wrote to me thusly:
"B. Douglas Hilton" writes...
To this end, I purchased a 715/80 box and loaded up Woody
on it thinking (perhaps naively) that this would be an easy
task. To my suprise, the debian-hppa distro does not include
gdb has not been merged upstream yet making inclusion in the Debian package
difficult. However, hppa-linux support is in pehc cvs(see the parisc-linux.org
web page for details).
I have also produced a Debian package by installing to pseudoroot, tar'ing it
up and using alien to convert it. It's not pretty but it works. This package
is available at,
Furthermore, I need a cross-debugger, specifically I need
an hppa -> X86 gdb cross debugger.
I think you'll need to build your own from pehc cvs then.
And finally, I couldn't build gdb for hppa last time I tried,
I tried gdb 4.X, not 5 ( which I will try sometime soon ).
gdb complained that hppa-hp-linux-gnu was not a supported
platform, is it supported in gdb 5?
No, as I said above, no upstream version of gdb contains the hppa-linux
 On 02/11/2002, Roland McGrath spake forth this pronouncement:
Try gdb 5.1 from ftp.gnu.org, or else try building from the sources in the
debian gdb package.