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Re: GDB with python support: which version of Python?
- From: Joel Brobecker <brobecker at adacore dot com>
- To: Paul Smith <psmith at gnu dot org>
- Cc: gdb at sourceware dot org
- Date: Fri, 31 May 2013 08:40:06 +0400
- Subject: Re: GDB with python support: which version of Python?
- References: <1369951459 dot 3295 dot 229 dot camel at pdsdesk>
> I'm trying to build a portable version of GDB, with Python support, that
> I can use on many different (GNU/Linux) systems. It's frustrating
> because Python versions are all over the place: every distro you use, it
> seems like, has a different not-completely-compatible version.
Forcing static libraries might work on GNU/Linux systems, but
we've found it to be unworkable in general.
Here is what we do at AdaCore: we build and install GDB inside
GDB's prefix, and use that to configure GDB. You can then ship
the entire GDB install, including Python. As long as the Python
path is inside the GDB prefix, GDB should be locating the Python
install fine (unless the user has the PYTHONHOME environment
variable set, in which case I believe it overrides GDB's default