** HEADS UP ** GDB detached from the 5-CURRENT build

Roman Kurakin rik at cronyx.ru
Wed Jun 16 17:56:37 GMT 2004

Scott Long wrote:

> Roman Kurakin wrote:
>> David O'Brien wrote:
>>> I have disconnected (i.e., disabled) `gdb` from 'make world' due to the
>>> impending binutils 2.15 import.  GDB 5.12 cannot consume the 2.15 
>>> bfd and
>>> libiberty.
>>> For now GDB users will have to use the devel/gdb6 port.  There will 
>>> be an
>>> import of GDB 6.x into the /usr/src tree before 5.3-RELEASE.
>> How long it may take?
>> rik
> Marcel Moolenaar is working on GDB6 right now.  It sounds like he has 
> a snapshot that is ready to go in soon, but it doesn't yet support kernel
> debugging.  We will definitely have this resolved before 5.3.  Until
> then I would highly recommend using the GDB53 or GDB6 ports.  While
> breaking GDB is not ideal, it was discussed heavily with Marcel and
> David and is really the best course of action considering how much work
> is required to make all of it work.  We _need_ GDB6 in order to get good
> sparc64 and amd64 support, and we need BU215 in order to get TLS in the
> future.  It makes the most sense to go into 5-STABLE with a toolchain
> that we can live with for the next 12-18 months.

I was wondered since I don't like ports. A part of my work I do at home
were I have very weak connection via dialup (< 24kbps) and even at work
I have to fight with problems with fetch from ftp due to firewall 
So probably its time to check more thoroughly why I have problems with
my proxy :-)
May be I also should check some docs, probably it is possible to type smth
and get a list of files that I need to download at work manualy and put them
into distfiles at home ...


> Scott
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