GDB for host development platform

Graham Stoney greyham at
Mon Nov 13 10:50:35 EST 2000

On Sat, 11 Nov 2000, john zhan wrote:
> So,I hope GDB can work with exec-file target in a standalone
> linux/ppc machine.
> It is the worst news that GDB is not ready for linux/ppc exec-file target.

I believe you are doing something wrong; probably you have configured gdb
wrongly.  Certainly there are many people using gdb natively on powerpc-linux,
and many others using it in cross-development environments.  I've done both
successfully .  It sounds like yours is configured for cross-development, but
you're trying to use it native. What parameters did you pass to configure?

(And while I'm here, why are you using the old gdb-4.18 rather than gdb-5.0?)

Graham Stoney
Assistant Technology Manager
Canon Information Systems Research Australia
Ph: +61 2 9805 2909  Fax: +61 2 9805 2929

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