gdb under EMACS - only works on drive C:

Anders Norlander
Wed Mar 31 19:45:00 GMT 1999

Richard Stanton wrote:
> I've been using gcc + gdb under EMACS for a long time with no trouble, but
> have just noticed a problem. I can't debug a program that's on a drive other
> than drive C: (I've never tried this before). Here's what happens when I try
> running d:\scratch\amput.exe:
> This GDB was configured as "i586-cygwin32"...
> (gdb) break main
> Breakpoint 1 at 0x401077: file amput.c, line 31.
> (gdb) run
> Starting program: //D/scratch/amput.exe
		    ^^^^ cygwin path
> So far so good, except that in the source window, a NEW file amput.c is
> created and displayed. Emacs seems to think it's called
> d:/D/scratch/amput.c.
> Any idea what's going wrong?
You are using NT emacs, right? NT emacs is not a cygwin program (it
possibly be compiled with cygwin tools. Anybody tried this?) and
doesn't recognize cygwin style paths with a specified drive or paths
containing "mounted" directories. As you see emacs strips the first
leading '/' and thinks the rest is a valid windows path, which it is


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