Bug 173731 - missing debugging support for ppc64
missing debugging support for ppc64
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Blocks: FC6Blocker FC5Update
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Reported: 2005-11-19 15:50 EST by David Woodhouse
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:56 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-03-08 12:16:37 EST
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Description David Woodhouse 2005-11-19 15:50:36 EST
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.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2005-11-21 12:17:45 EST
One gdb/strace should support both ABIs.
Comment 2 David Woodhouse 2006-01-06 17:49:41 EST
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?
Comment 3 Roland McGrath 2006-01-06 17:58:27 EST
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).
Comment 4 David Woodhouse 2006-02-20 05:31:28 EST
Did this get fixed for FC5t3?
Comment 7 David Woodhouse 2006-03-03 15:53:53 EST
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.

bug #183931
Comment 8 Warren Togami 2006-03-08 12:02:50 EST
Moving to FC5Update and FC6Blocker because this isn't related to install or
initial boot and we have no remaining time for FC5.
Comment 9 David Woodhouse 2006-03-08 12:16:37 EST
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

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