Subject: Re: gdb on alpha
To: None <,>
From: Ross Harvey <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 03/23/1999 15:46:57
> From: Tom Proett <>
> I'm interested in using gdb on an alpha so I'd like to know when
> the state of PR# 6893 (gdb dumps core on NetBSD/alpha 1.3.3) changes.
> I subscribed to port-alpha.  Is there any better course of action?
> Thanks,
> Tom Proett

This might be a good time to call for volunteers, but to answer your
question, it doesn't look like there are going to be any more 1.3.x releases.
Your options are to upgrade to NetBSD-current using the October 1998 snapshot
or to wait for the upcoming 1.4 release, or perhaps an alpha or beta
version of that.

We do need volunteers for various projects, such as this example of patching
up various (relatively small) problems in gdb. I've worked on gdb in the
past, and though it's a big swamp and it deals with some difficult problems
like alpha stack backtrace, it usually requires just a line or two of code
here and there to fix a bug and get a huge payoff.

If you are interested in doing development or building snapshots
and/or releases, please contact me for further info!