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RE: gdb and cywin

--- Norman Vine <> wrote:
> Chris Faylor wrote:
> >
> >I put up a new version of gdb over the weekend.  This just replaces two
> >files which seem to fix this problem for me.  Earnie Boyd still seems
> >to have problems though.
> >
> I have problems with this gdb also :-(

Our problems weren't the same.  My problem was that for some unknown reason the
cygtcl80.dll didn't extract from the file.  I reextracted and now gdb behaves

> The Error Box message starts
> Can't find a usable main.tcl in the following directories:
> C:/CYGWIN/usr/share/gdbtcl; .............
> closing window exits gdb
> NHV:/usr/share/gdbtcl> ls -l main.tcl
>   -rw-r--r--   1 nhv      poweruse     4401 Apr 15 21:18 main.tcl
> //DIRED// 57 65
> I have overlaid my V1.1 with cygwin-inst-20000601.tar.gz
> I get the same response on both texmode and binmode mounted drives.
> NHV:/> mount
> Device              Directory           Type         Flags
> c:\cygwin\bin       /usr/bin            user         binmode
> c:\cygwin\lib       /usr/lib            user         binmode
> c:\cygwin           /                   user         binmode
> c:                  /c                  user         textmode
> d:                  /d                  user         textmode
> e:                  /e                  user         textmode
> f:                  /f                  user         textmode

What happens with the new version of gdb if you

bash$ mount -f -b c:/ /c
bash$ gdb yourprogram.exe

> If I try the new gdb with the old tcl dll
> The error message reads can not stat (name of source file)
> but gdb does not exit and I can get asm and mixed asm mode
> but not source mode in the Insight window

That's the problem Chris fixed.


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