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Recommended update for gdb

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(Last modified: 27MAY2005)


solutions Recommended update for gdb SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (861c8c917353f285d314a475d3de5381)

Applies to

Package: gdb
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM POWER
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Patch: patch-10183
Release: 20050527
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone using gdb should update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

  • Fix backtrace through vsyscall [#63483].
  • Add patch to fix bugs in rs6000/powerpc register set functions.
  • Add patch to suppress fork attach/detach messages.
  • Add patch to fix following vfork from a secondary thread.
  • Don't ignore DW_TAG_member [#66406].
  • Find separate debug symbol files in /usr/lib/debug by default.
  • Add patch to handle back-to-back and nested signals.
  • Add patch to implement reggroups for ppc.
  • Add patch to implement PPC GNU/Linux sigtramp frame code.
  • Don't error out when encountering an unavailable value.
  • Undocument --readnever since it may not be supported by future releases.
  • Add --readnever option as workaround for [#48485]
  • Version 6.2.91 renamed to 6.3.
  • Update to gdb 6.2.91 (6.3 release candidate).
  • Fix building gdbserver on x86-64.
  • Update to gdb 6.2.90.
  • Use libunwind on ia64.

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh gdb.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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