Subject: Re: gdb on alpha
To: Ross Harvey <>
From: Matthew Jacob <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 03/23/1999 17:29:03
Actually, Ross- Tom runs NetBSD-mss3a which is tracking (about a month
off) -current, so it really is NetBSD-1.4 (or will be when I next do a

The question then becomes "does gdb in -current (soon to be 1.4)" work?

On Tue, 23 Mar 1999, Ross Harvey wrote:

> > 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!
> 	Ross.Harvey@Computer.Org