Bug 168157 - Please build and ship ppc64 gdb
Summary: Please build and ship ppc64 gdb
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 205976
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdb
Version: 4
Hardware: powerpc
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Alexandre Oliva
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Reported: 2005-09-13 00:05 UTC by Richard Henderson
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-09-30 08:48:07 UTC

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Description Richard Henderson 2005-09-13 00:05:46 UTC
The shipped gdb executable with FC4 can only debug ppc32 executables.

Even if one forcibly enables ppc64 support in bfd etc, a 32-bit gdb
executable has problems debugging 64-bit targets.  This can partially
be fixed by rewriting bits of code to use PPC_PTRACE_*_3264, but that
on its own does not (for some reason) fix the whole problem.  All of
this can be fixed, if one cares enough.

On the other hand, building a 64-bit gdb executable appears to 
successfully debug both 64 and 32-bit executables.  It seems like 
simply building another rpm is the easiest short-term way around
this problem.

Comment 1 Jan Kratochvil 2006-09-30 08:48:07 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 205976 ***

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