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Re: cygwin bughunt (FAQ alert?)

On Jan 20 17:00, Pierre A. Humblet wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 20, 2005 at 12:47:33PM -0800, Joshua Daniel Franklin wrote:
> > 
> > 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
> This must be modulated by the warnings on the snapshot page,
> so I would recommend an initial step: write to the list, describe
> the bug and ask for a recommended snapshot.
> Should we also provide an optional cygwin_debug package, with only
> an unstripped cygwin1.dll.debug ?

I don't think so.  I don't recall that any Linux distro contains a
debug-enabled kernel.  I guess, those who feel confident to debug the
kernel (here: the Cygwin DLL), should be able to build their own
debug version.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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