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Re: cygwin bughunt (FAQ alert?)

On Thu, 20 Jan 2005, Joshua Daniel Franklin wrote:

> > On Thu, Jan 20, 2005 at 08:12:31PM +0100, David Dindorp wrote:
> > >Tracking it down with GDB to cygwin_split_path() : 0x61073e06 was easy.
> >
> On Thu, 20 Jan 2005 15:04:55 -0500, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> > Since cygwin isn't built with debugging symbols, the symbols that you do
> > see in gdb are basically meaningless.
> >
> > I think this has come up often enough to be a FAQ.  Joshua?
> >
> > In any event, you do need to either build a debugging version or, possibly,
> > use a snapshot from since those are currently
> > built with debugging turned on.
> Sure, how about this:
> I've found a bug in Cygwin, how can I debug it?
> Debugging symbols are stripped from distibuted Cygwin binaries, so any
> symbols that you see in gdb are basically meaningless. It is also a good
> idea to use the latest code in case the bug has been fixed, so you will
> need to either build your own debugging version by following the
> instructions at or use a current
> snapshot from

The entry is good, but the title implies (*GASP*) that there may be bugs
in Cygwin.  I'd suggest something like "I'm debugging within the Cygwin
DLL space, and gdb shows garbage symbols.  How do I debug Cygwin?"
      |\      _,,,---,,_
ZZZzz /,`.-'`'    -.  ;-;;,_
     |,4-  ) )-,_. ,\ (  `'-'		Igor Pechtchanski, Ph.D.
    '---''(_/--'  `-'\_) fL	a.k.a JaguaR-R-R-r-r-r-.-.-.  Meow!

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