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Re: GDB with python support: which version of Python?
- From: "Joseph S. Myers" <joseph at codesourcery dot com>
- To: Paul Smith <psmith at gnu dot org>
- Cc: <gdb at sourceware dot org>
- Date: Fri, 31 May 2013 20:23:29 +0000
- Subject: Re: GDB with python support: which version of Python?
- References: <1369951459 dot 3295 dot 229 dot camel at pdsdesk>
On Thu, 30 May 2013, Paul Smith wrote:
> Hi all;
> 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.
> Plus, I can't find any straightforward way to build GDB with Python
> linked statically to avoid local .so version problems. Seems GDB
> configure doesn't really support this. I'm thinking of pulling a Python
> install without any .so to force static linking. Have others tried
You can link with a .so copy of Python shipped with the GDB installation
using -Wl,-rpath,$ORIGIN. Unfortunately multiple levels of shell and
makefile interpretation make passing that '$' down a pain; at Mentor we
have a shell variable setting
for this purpose, but the exact levels of quotation required may depend on
exactly how you pass the linker options when configuring GDB. See
Joseph S. Myers