Bug 88823

Summary: gdb immediately aborts in non-English locale
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Alaeddin A. Aydiner <alaeddinaydiner>
Component: gdbAssignee: Elena Zannoni <ezannoni>
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE QA Contact: Jay Turner <jturner>
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Description Alaeddin A. Aydiner 2003-04-14 16:38:41 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.3) Gecko/20030313

Description of problem:
gdb aborts abruptly in the following locale. It seems gdb may have this problem
in other locales too. gdb works fine in the default C or English locale.

> locale
LANG=tr_TR.UTF-8
LC_CTYPE="tr_TR.UTF-8"
LC_NUMERIC="tr_TR.UTF-8"
LC_TIME="tr_TR.UTF-8"
LC_COLLATE="tr_TR.UTF-8"
LC_MONETARY="tr_TR.UTF-8"
LC_MESSAGES="tr_TR.UTF-8"
LC_PAPER="tr_TR.UTF-8"
LC_NAME="tr_TR.UTF-8"
LC_ADDRESS="tr_TR.UTF-8"
LC_TELEPHONE="tr_TR.UTF-8"
LC_MEASUREMENT="tr_TR.UTF-8"
LC_IDENTIFICATION="tr_TR.UTF-8"
LC_ALL=


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
gdb-5.3post-0.20021129.18

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Choose UTF-8 Turkish locale when logging into gnome.
2. Invoke gdb in a gnome-terminal.
    

Actual Results:  
> gdb
GDB doesn't know of any character set named `ISO-8859-1'.
No display number 0.
Disabling display 0 to avoid infinite recursion.


Expected Results:
GNU gdb Red Hat Linux (5.3post-0.20021129.18rh)
Copyright 2003 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
GDB is free software, covered by the GNU General Public License, and you are
welcome to change it and/or distribute copies of it under certain conditions.
Type "show copying" to see the conditions.
There is absolutely no warranty for GDB.  Type "show warranty" for details.
This GDB was configured as "i386-redhat-linux-gnu".
(gdb) quit


Additional info:

It seems the charset support of gdb is faulty.

Comment 1 Elena Zannoni 2003-04-22 15:39:56 UTC
The problem is because gdb is trying to do some upper-to-lower case conversions
and comparison between "ISO-8859-1" and "iso-8859-1" and the lowercase of 'I' in
Turkish is not 'i'. So the comparison fails.

As a workaround, you can try to start gdb doing this:

% LC_ALL=en_US gdb



Comment 2 Elena Zannoni 2003-07-29 15:47:24 UTC
Fixed now.