Debugging information in MinGW packages

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at
Wed Feb 25 17:10:45 UTC 2009

On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 01:53:23PM +0000, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> Last time we tried, a cross compiled GDB crashed & burned. So unless someone
> can demonstrate a usuable WINE/Win32 debugger that can use the gcc generated
> debugging info, then we should not build with -g, nor create -debuginfo 
> sub-RPMs.
> The exception being the base toolchain that is natively compiled should of
> course have debuginfo as normal.

According to this:

Windows has its own native debugging format (*.PDB) that GCC/GDB (or
perhaps MinGW) doesn't support anyway.


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