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Re: gdb: Won't compile on PowerPC

Bug #58450

> package: gdb Version: 4.18.19990928-1 
> Severity: grave 

> This version of gdb does not compile on PowerPC. There are many errors during the
> compilation process, culminating in make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/
> make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/gdb-4.18.19990928/gdb' 
> make: *** [all-gdb] Error 2 
> Especially bad since the current version available as a binary package has 
> problems with threads, making debugging of problems with freeamp impossible 
> (gdb segfaults).

I believe I am now in possession of a build of this version of gdb that works 
on PowerPC :-). At least, I played with makefiles and headers until it built 
(well, a little more carefully than that makes it sound), and it does start up 
w/o dying instantly. It's almost 2 in the morning here now, though, so I'm 
going to bed - if this version works OK after a little testing in the morning 
(and everything I did still seems sane by then) I'll submit the patches to 
this bug # and put binaries up somewhere...

<warning>I'm just another person who is inconvienenced by the lack of a 
working GDB for threads, not someone who actually works with/on GDB. So when I 
put these patches up, please pay a little bit of attention before merging 
them, because they were done in a fairly nearsighted manner...</warning>

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