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Re: Why does gdb now give lots of warnings?



Jan Kratochvil writes:
 > On Fri, 04 Jan 2008 16:57:20 +0100, Jesse Keating wrote:
 > > On Fri, 4 Jan 2008 10:49:15 -0500
 > > Matthew Miller <mattdm mattdm org> wrote:
 > > 
 > > > I agree that that's annoying, but you can just enable the debuginfo
 > > > repo and then yum install the given missing filename. Yum will work
 > > > out which package provides it.
 > > 
 > > You can also just use debuginfo-install <appname> and it will enable
 > > the repo for you and track down all the needed debuginfo packages.
 > 
 > $ ls -l /usr/lib/debug/.build-id/fa/841219472d35412ad631ad0f0fabb78e5c1957.debug
 > lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 27 2007-10-21 15:58 /usr/lib/debug/.build-id/fa/841219472d35412ad631ad0f0fabb78e5c1957.debug -> ../../lib64/ld-2.7.so.debug*
 > tells the name of the already installed library missing its -debuginfo.
 > 
 > $ repoquery -qf /usr/lib/debug/.build-id/fa/841219472d35412ad631ad0f0fabb78e5c1957.debug
 > glibc-debuginfo-0:2.7-2.x86_64
 > tells the -debuginfo package name needing to be installed.
 > 
 > # yum install /usr/lib/debug/.build-id/fa/841219472d35412ad631ad0f0fabb78e5c1957.debug
 > installs the missing -debuginfo package.
 > 
 > The library name was omitted intentionally there as the printed lines are
 > already too long just to be able to provide the .debug filename required for
 > `yum install'.
 > 
 > People commonly try to debug with GDB without having the -debuginfo packages
 > installed so I expected some hint may be useful there.
 > 
 > `debuginfo-install <appname>' may not install the matching -debuginfo version,
 > there may be multiple simultaneous -debuginfo versions available and/or
 > installed in the future (F9?).
 > 
 > I am open for some more convenient interface - currently going to print also
 > the shared library name there.

That would do it.  Something really simple like "Missing debuginfo for
shared object XXXXglibc.soXXX".

 > (GDB cannot print anything about rpms.)

I'll take your word for that.

Andrew.

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