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From: "Michael Stather" <>
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Subject: AW: AW: Building insight independantly of gdb
Date: Sat, 19 Nov 2005 18:02:00 -0000	[thread overview]
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Well I did *g Sorry, I just hit "reply"
So is it possible to install insight but not the included gdb?I mean with
configure switches?

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: Keith Seitz [] 
Gesendet: Samstag, 19. November 2005 17:58
An: Michael Stather
Betreff: Re: AW: Building insight independantly of gdb

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Michael Stather wrote:
> Thanks for the explanation.
> I´ve a SuSE system where gdb is installed as a rpm package. And I 
> use/test several IDEs which use GDB as a debugger.
> So I don´t want insight to interfere with my gdb installation. I like 
> to use it as a "seperate" program which uses it´s included gdb while 
> other apps which request gdb use the installed one.
> The thing with the path doesn´t work since /usr/local/bin appears 
> before /usr/bin (where my installed gdb is) Can I configure switches 
> (or whatever) to have insight compiled without installing gdb (but 
> still using it). This would IMHO be the only possibility to install 
> insight without interferring an installed gdb?
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Keith Seitz []
> Gesendet: Samstag, 19. November 2005 17:22
> An: Michael Stather
> Cc:
> Betreff: Re: Building insight independantly of gdb
> Michael Stather wrote:
>>As I read from the "about" page insight is a GUI for gdb. But it seems 
>>to be built as a "gdb" executable mixing native gdb functionality with 
> gui.
> Unlike ddd, eclipse, and many other guis for gdb, Insight *is* gdb. 
> They are the same executable. This means that insight is orders of 
> magnitude faster than the rest.
>>But if insight replaces my existing gdb other gdb GUIs and apps which 
>>use gdb don´t work anymore.
>>Can I compile insight independant from gdb, so that it doesn´t 
>>interfere with an existing gdb installation. The actual executable 
>>should be named "insight" then.
> When you build gdb/insight, you get two executables: "gdb" and "insight".
> Both are identical except that one defaults to starting up the GUI 
> (insight) and one does not.
> Other than file size, the presence of the insight code in the gdb 
> executable does not alter the gdb executable: you basically still have a
>   gdb release, compatible (if not identical) with any release of gdb 
> with the same version.
> If you require to keep some other version of gdb, simply don't install 
> the one that is built with insight. Only install the insight executable.
> [In practice, its probably easiest to install both executables into, 
> e.g., /usr/local, and put your other gdb into. e.g., /usr/bin. Setting 
> your PATH will then grab the right one at the right time.]
> Although I admit, I find this a bit weird. Are you saying that you 
> want to use different versions of gdb, one when running the command 
> line (or some other spawn-gdb GUI) and one when running insight?
> Keith

       reply	other threads:[~2005-11-19 17:48 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <>
2005-11-19 18:02 ` Michael Stather [this message]
2005-11-19 18:04   ` Keith Seitz
2005-11-19 20:46     ` AW: " Michael Stather
2005-11-20 23:47     ` Michael Stather

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