Bug 246679 - gdb info incorrectly lists "libbfd" as a prerequisite.
Summary: gdb info incorrectly lists "libbfd" as a prerequisite.
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdb
Version: 7
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jan Kratochvil
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-07-03 22:05 UTC by Robert P. J. Day
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:12 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-07-04 01:54:40 UTC

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Description Robert P. J. Day 2007-07-03 22:05:27 UTC
the gdb info "Contributors" page reads:

"GDB uses the BFD subroutine library to examine multiple object-file
formats; BFD was a joint project of David V.  Henkel-Wallace, Rich
Pixley, Steve Chamberlain, and John Gilmore."

  i don't think gdb uses the BFD libs anymore.  those libs are part of the
binutils-devel package, which are not a prereq of gdb, as far as i can tell.

Comment 1 Jan Kratochvil 2007-07-04 01:54:40 UTC
gdb-X-Y.src.rpm contains gdb-X.Y.tar.bz2 which contains gdb-X.y/bfd subdirectory
containing the BFD library.
GDB functionality is based on the BFD library.
Due to a complicated API/ABI compatibility of BFD it is bundled with each
package separately - both with GDB and with BINUTILS.
It is built statically with GDB so you do not see it even by ldd(1).

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