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Recommended update for gdb


(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 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


Everyone using gdb should update.



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.


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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