Subject: Re: gdb-5.0
To: Hubert Feyrer <email@example.com>
From: Andrew Cagney <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/24/2001 11:44:50
> [ CC: chanted to tech-toolchain ]
> On Sat, 21 Jul 2001, matthew green wrote:
>> oh, but for GDB 5 and beyond, this may become necessary for NetBSD,
>> unless we're going to ship tk/tcl in the base system... GDB 5 comes
>> with a graphical interface by default and we'd be foolish to not
>> enable it in at least pkgsrc....
> That's right, I didn't know about that tcl/tk part.
> Still I hope we won't ship without a debugger at all in the future, and
> that there's a way to disable the tcl/tk extension in gdb.
That isn't correct. There are two separate downloads:
o GDB which does not include the Insight GUI
and does not need tcl.
o Insight which integrates GDB with a TCL
interpreter adding a TK/... based GUI.
Insight 5 (and work in progress Insight 5.1) require, due to numerous
bug fixes, a custom tcl 8.0 release. The Insight developers are working
on eliminating this dependency and moving things to tcl 8.3 (just don't
quote me on the version numbers m'kay :-).
If anything, could I encourage a pkgsrc of current GDB and/or current
Insight. They are way more interesting then 5 or 5.1. The other is
mumble something vague about gdb maintainer