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Re: Building gdb from source
Dave Korn wrote:
> On 07 April 2006 02:07, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>> I like to build packages from source. When I build gdb-6.4:
>> ./configure --prefix=/usr
>> make install
>> gdb's Makefile places the following files in /usr/lib:
>> libbfd.a libbfd.la libiberty.a libopcodes.a libopcodes.la
>> The problem is that these files already exist from binutils-2.16.1.
>> Is there any reason to prefer the libraries from binutils over gdb or
>> vice versa? I believe this could be a problem as the binutils libraries
>> include dynamic libraries that could be out of sync with the gdb static
>> libraries and that the gdb .la files do not recognize the dynamic
>> libraries at all.
> Well, you shouldn't be configuring with --prefix=/usr unless you are
> prepared to overwrite your basic O/S installation in any case.
I see you are not familiar with LinuxFromScratch. :)