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Re: gdb under EMACS - only works on drive C:

---Anders Norlander <> wrote:
> Richard Stanton wrote:
> > 
> > I've been using gcc + gdb under EMACS for a long time with no
trouble, but
> > have just noticed a problem. I can't debug a program that's on a
drive other
> > than drive C: (I've never tried this before). Here's what happens
when I try
> > running d:\scratch\amput.exe:
> [snip]
> > This GDB was configured as "i586-cygwin32"...
> > (gdb) break main
> > Breakpoint 1 at 0x401077: file amput.c, line 31.
> > (gdb) run
> > Starting program: //D/scratch/amput.exe
> 		    ^^^^ cygwin path
> [snip]
> > So far so good, except that in the source window, a NEW file
amput.c is
> > created and displayed. Emacs seems to think it's called
> > d:/D/scratch/amput.c.
> > 
> > Any idea what's going wrong?
> You are using NT emacs, right? NT emacs is not a cygwin program (it
> could
> possibly be compiled with cygwin tools. Anybody tried this?) and
> therefore
> doesn't recognize cygwin style paths with a specified drive or paths
> containing "mounted" directories. As you see emacs strips the first
> leading '/' and thinks the rest is a valid windows path, which it is
> not!

Check the archives, I think someone posted a howto on this.  BTW, I'd
use the mirror to search for this if I were the
one doing the searching.

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