Bug 1004949

Summary: invalid gdb header
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: xdegaye <xdegaye>
Component: gdbAssignee: Jan Kratochvil <jan.kratochvil>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 18CC: gbenson, jan.kratochvil, palves, pmuldoon, sergiodj, tromey
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Fixed In Version: gdb-7.6.1-41.fc19 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Description xdegaye 2013-09-05 20:09:04 UTC
Description of problem:
The Fedora gdb header is:

GNU gdb (GDB) Fedora (7.6-32.fc19)

This is non conformant to GNU coding standards as specified in section
4.7.1 of http://www.gnu.org/prep/standards/standards.html:

    "The first line is meant to be easy for a program to parse; the
    version number proper starts after the last space."
                                 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

See
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/18157954/fedora-19-pyclewn-cant-find-gdb-version
for why this is an annoying bug.


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Version 7.6-32.fc19


How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Run:
    gdb --version

Actual results:
    GNU gdb (GDB) Fedora (7.6-32.fc19)

Expected results:
    GNU gdb (GDB) Fedora 7.6-32.fc19

Comment 1 xdegaye 2013-09-05 20:19:01 UTC
Note that this is the only mean provided by gdb, for front-ends to
learn the gdb version they are running, wether they are interfacing
with the cli or with gdb/mi.  This is the reason why this line MUST
strictly conform to the GNU coding standards.

Comment 2 Jan Kratochvil 2013-09-09 16:07:41 UTC
It no longer prints the exception
  "cannot find the gdb version"
although pyclewn fails here on some other error.

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2013-09-09 16:33:21 UTC
gdb-7.6.1-41.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.
https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/gdb-7.6.1-41.fc19

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2013-09-09 16:33:26 UTC
gdb-7.5.1-42.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.
https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/gdb-7.5.1-42.fc18

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2013-09-09 16:33:29 UTC
gdb-7.6.50.20130731-10.fc20 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 20.
https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/gdb-7.6.50.20130731-10.fc20

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2013-09-09 23:54:01 UTC
Package gdb-7.5.1-42.fc18:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 18 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing gdb-7.5.1-42.fc18'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2013-16214/gdb-7.5.1-42.fc18
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 7 xdegaye 2013-09-10 10:05:24 UTC
Running debian, so I cannot yum or even use the downloaded and
extracted binary from
http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/buildinfo?buildID=463174
(missing shared library).

Since this is the only change at
http://pkgs.fedoraproject.org/cgit/gdb.git/commit/?h=f18
I did check that pyclewn 1.10 (the latest stable release) now runs
fine after changing the version.in file of upstream gdb 7.5.1 to:

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5.1-42.fc18
or
    Fedora 7.5.1-42.fc18

Don't know if this is good enough for a karma.

Comment 8 Jan Kratochvil 2013-09-10 10:11:29 UTC
(In reply to xdegaye from comment #7)
> Don't know if this is good enough for a karma.

It is not but anyway thanks for the bugreport.

Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2013-09-23 00:30:10 UTC
gdb-7.6.50.20130731-10.fc20 has been pushed to the Fedora 20 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2013-09-24 23:00:40 UTC
gdb-7.5.1-42.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 11 Fedora Update System 2013-09-24 23:02:29 UTC
gdb-7.6.1-41.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.