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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 http://cygwin.com/snapshots/ 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 http://cygwin.com/faq/faq_3.html#SEC102 or use a current
> snapshot from http://cygwin.com/snapshots/
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?"
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