Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 173731
missing debugging support for ppc64
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:56:55 EDT
The gdb.ppc64 and strace64.ppc64 packages are missing from the compose.
Including strace64.ppc64 is relatively simple, but for gdb I think we want some
installer support -- we should install only one of the 32-bit or 64-packages
according to the hardware, a bit like we do for the kernel.
One gdb/strace should support both ABIs.
Any progress on this? We still don't have strace or gdb working for 64-bit
binaries on a clean install. Can we add it to FC5Blocker?
The 64-bit gdb build should support both 32-bit and 64-bit binaries, so just
choosing gdb-*.ppc64.rpm in the install should dtrt.
strace is not going to support biarch on ppc until it gets a total rewrite.
It barely supports biarch on x86-64 and one or two others, and that support is
kludgey at best. strace64 is a necessary evil for the time being (unless Bill
wants to maintain upstream strace).
Did this get fixed for FC5t3?
Hm. We now have a 64-bit gdb. Unfortunately, it's no longer capable of debugging
32-bit binaries. This would seem to be quite a recent development -- it always
_used_ to work.
Moving to FC5Update and FC6Blocker because this isn't related to install or
initial boot and we have no remaining time for FC5.
Might as well mark this bug closed now. We can debug 64-bit userspace now... we
just can't debug 32-bit userspace any more :)
But that's bug #183931