Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 5176
iowin command broken in redhat 6
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:51 EDT
The xxgdb package comes with xxgdbiowin not compiled. I
installed the source with
rpm -ih xxgdb-1.12-10.src.rpm
rpm -bc xxgdb.spec
I noticed that the Imakefile already has
DEFGDB = -DGDB -DCREATE_IO_WINDOW -g
so I said:
I made sure all ather copies of xxgdbiowin were removed and
in /usr/src/redhat/BUILD/xxgdb-1.12 said
If I then say to xxgdb
(with . in my path). A window is popped up, but xxgdb then
iowin is important for debugging ncurses programs. It was
working with redhat 5.1.
The experiment I described did actually show a correctly working IO
window, but after I installed the programmes I could not get it to
work again. I will reinstall redhat 6 and retry.
workaround: xxgdbiowin will sometimes leave a special file in /tmp:
srwxrwxr-x 1 jc jc 0 Oct 20 14:35 iowindowtty
Note the first char of that long listing. Removing the file seems to
let me run iowin again.
The work around seems to be adequate, as debugging ncurses with xxgdb hardly
to have a critically important impact. Please reopen if you disagree.