Debug PowerPC application with GDB over network on a i386

Graham Stoney greyham at
Mon Jul 10 12:57:56 EST 2000

Raphael Bossek writes:
> is it possible to use a graphical GDB frontend, e.g. DDD, on a i386 and
> debug application running on the PowerPC hardware where gdb is running too.
> I'm not talking about debugging the kernel, only simple applications!
> I thing about using the LAN interface for both GDB's... Using someone
> such a environment successfully here ?!

Yes, you run gdbserver on the embedded system. It worked fine for me under
gdb-4.18. I haven't had the need to try it again under gdb-5.0. You can get
the precompiled gdbserver from:

Graham Stoney
Principal Hardware/Software Engineer
Canon Information Systems Research Australia
Ph: +61 2 9805 2909  Fax: +61 2 9805 2929

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