Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 16 months ago

#40999 assigned enhancement

cgdb appears to invoke gdb rather than ggdb

Reported by: dave_gomboc@… Owned by:
Priority: Normal Milestone:
Component: ports Version:
Keywords: Cc:
Port: cgdb


cgdb appears to be built to run gdb, but macports' update of gdb is instead installed as ggdb. (I will presume that there are good reasons for this.)

So, after installing both the gdb and cgdb ports, one can either get the curses-based view with an ancient version of gdb (6.3), or get a console-only view with gdb 7.6.

I think it would be better if the "cgdb" port depended upon the "gdb" port, and invoked "ggdb" to do its work.

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by mf2k (Frank Schima)

Owner: changed from macports-tickets@… to jfrederich@…
Type: requestenhancement
Version: 2.2.1

In the future, please Cc the port maintainers (port info --maintainers cgdb).

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by cooljeanius (Eric Gallager)

the gdb portfile symlinks the main gdb executable to its regular name as ${prefix}/libexec/gnubin/gdb, so you could always have cgdb point to that...

comment:3 Changed 16 months ago by chrstphrchvz (Christopher Chavez)

In a85bdadd9da9fbfa3fa0ae4a37feed33e6be21a2/macports-ports (master):

cgdb: port abandoned

Closes: #58401
See: #40999
See: #54764

comment:4 Changed 16 months ago by mf2k (Frank Schima)

Owner: jfrederich@… deleted
Status: newassigned
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