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GDB: The GNU Project Debugger

GDB, the GNU Project debugger, allows you to see what is going on 'inside' another program while it executes -- or what another program was doing at the moment it crashed. GDB can do four main kinds of things (plus other things in support of these) to help you catch bugs in the act: a) start your program, specifying anything that might affect its behavior, b) make your program stop on specified conditions, c) examine what has happened, when your program has stopped, d) change things in your program, so you can experiment with correcting the effects of one bug and go on to learn about another. The program being debugged can be written in Ada, C, C++, Objective-C, Pascal (and many other languages). Those programs might be executing on the same machine as GDB (native) or on another machine (remote). GDB can run on most popular UNIX and Microsoft Windows variants.

Version: 12.1 License: GPL-3+ GitHub
Maintainers No Maintainer
Categories devel
Homepage https://www.gnu.org/software/gdb/
Platforms darwin
Variants
  • multiarch (Support all target architectures)
  • python27 (Build GDB with Python 2.7 Scripting)
  • python310 (Build GDB with Python 3.10 Scripting)
  • python35 (Build GDB with Python 3.5 Scripting)
  • python36 (Build GDB with Python 3.6 Scripting)
  • python37 (Build GDB with Python 3.7 Scripting)
  • python38 (Build GDB with Python 3.8 Scripting)
  • python39 (Build GDB with Python 3.9 Scripting)

"gdb" depends on

lib (7)
build (1)

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upc

Port notes

You will need to codesign ${prefix}/bin/ggdb

See https://sourceware.org/gdb/wiki/BuildingOnDarwin#Giving_gdb_permission_to_control_other_processes
for more information.


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