Subject: Re: gdb-5.0
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Andrew Cagney <>
List: tech-toolchain
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 



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