Package Base Details: gdb-git

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Submitter: stativ
Maintainer: None
Last Packager: haawda
Votes: 4
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2013-12-31 12:32 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2023-04-12 20:08 (UTC)

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eksitnl commented on 2024-01-01 17:58 (UTC)

thanks @Peter0x44, that seems to work. I also just went ahead and compiled from source (;O=D) which went without any problems.

Peter0x44 commented on 2024-01-01 17:33 (UTC) (edited on 2024-01-01 17:33 (UTC) by Peter0x44)

@eksitnl I solved this by changing --enable-source-highlight to --disable-source-highlight.

Later the build failed due to -Werror so I also needed to add --disable-werror as an argument to the configure script.

The build succeeded after that.

The latter is definitely some upstream bug/problem though.

eksitnl commented on 2024-01-01 17:24 (UTC) (edited on 2024-01-01 17:24 (UTC) by eksitnl)

Im also getting an error on source-hightlight library.

checking for the source-highlight library... no

configure: error: source-highlight in your system could not be used

i have the following version:

source-highlight --version

GNU Source-highlight 3.1.9 (library: 4:1:0)

Peter0x44 commented on 2023-12-27 16:22 (UTC)

Currently getting the following error:

checking for the source-highlight library... no
configure: error: source-highlight in your system could not be used
make[1]: *** [Makefile:12683: configure-gdb] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory '/tmp/gdb-git/src/gdb/build'
make: *** [Makefile:1021: all] Error 2

I have this version of source-highlight installed:

Name            : source-highlight
Version         : 3.1.9-11

haawda commented on 2023-04-12 15:57 (UTC)

dreieck, I followed your hint to look into file to compute the pkgver, but including the compile date with $(date +%Y%m%d) makes no sense, even if upstream thinks differently.

Regarding the split package: enforcing the same version number to be equal is not the goal. Also the package in the repos is a split one, and the reason is that you can easier cross-compile.

dreieck commented on 2023-04-12 13:18 (UTC) (edited on 2023-04-12 13:19 (UTC) by dreieck)

When it is really needed that gdb-git depends on gdb-common-git (i.e. the matching version, not "any" gdb-common), then I suggesto to add the restriction =${pkgver} to the gdb-common-git depends entry in the package gdb-git (and gdb-common-git can then maybe even changed to gdb-common, if the provides-entry of gdb-common-git has =${pkgver} specified). Otherwise, it is still possible to update the one but not the other.

dreieck commented on 2023-04-12 13:14 (UTC)


thanks for the package.

Upstream provides an "official" version number, which can be retrieved from gdb/ It needs some parsing.

Can you update pkgver() to use the official version number in the first place?
An example of a pkgver() that does it is given below (make version.c does replace DATE with the current date, that is what I have thus also done in pkgver(), so that $pkgver matches gdb --version).

Then, you can also add =${pkgver} to the provides entries.


pkgver() {
  cd "$srcdir/gdb"

  # _ver="$(git describe --tags | sed -E -e 's|^gdb-||' -e 's|-branchpoint||' -e 's|^[vV]||' -e 's|\-g[0-9a-f]*$||' | tr '-' '+')"
  # _ver="$(sed -E -e "s|DATE|$(git log -1 --date=format:'%Y%m%d' --format='%ad')|" gdb/ | tr '-' '_')"
  _ver="$(sed -E -e "s|DATE|$(date +%Y%m%d)|" gdb/ | tr '-' '_')"
  _rev="$(git rev-list --count HEAD)"
  # _date="$(git log -1 --date=format:"%Y%m%d" --format="%ad")"
  _hash="$(git rev-parse --short HEAD)"

  if [ -z "${_ver}" ]; then
    error "Could not determine version."
    return 1
    printf '%s' "${_ver}.r${_rev}.${_hash}"


smashkode commented on 2022-11-16 07:01 (UTC)

Please replace dependency guile3 with guile

sausix commented on 2021-07-31 15:00 (UTC)

gdb: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Looks like source-highlight should be added as required dependency.

Hi-Angel commented on 2021-02-14 17:06 (UTC)

Please, replace python2 with python3 in PKGBUILD. python2 nowadays is not even supported anymore.