[Buildroot] [PATCH] gdb: convert to the package infrastructure

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com
Thu Feb 28 08:47:41 UTC 2013

Dear James Hogan,

On Thu, 28 Feb 2013 08:39:18 +0000, James Hogan wrote:

> > * It really doesn't make sense to build host-gdb without a
> > gdbserver for the target. So I would auto-select gdbserver from
> > host-gdb.
> Kgdb (kernel debugging) is one use case where you'd want host-gdb
> without necessarily gdbserver.

Hum, correct.

> > * Does it really make sense to keep options for four different gdb
> > versions? Can't we just remove the user-selectable version
> > completely?
> The option is useful for arches which don't have their gdb port
> upstream yet, giving them a chance to update their patches.

Not sure to follow here: Arnout mentions the choice list of gdb
versions, which only have a limited number of choices already. If you
need Buildroot to use some custom gdb version, then you already have to
modify Buildroot anyway. Or maybe I'm missing the point you're making?


Thomas Petazzoni, Free Electrons
Kernel, drivers, real-time and embedded Linux
development, consulting, training and support.

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