Debian Bug report logs - #617482
buildd.emdebian.org: gdb-arm-linux-gnueabi fails to install

Package: buildd.emdebian.org; Maintainer for buildd.emdebian.org is Debian Embedded Team <debian-embedded@lists.debian.org>;

Reported by: "P. J. McDermott" <pjm@nac.net>

Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2011 09:18:03 UTC

Severity: important

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From: "P. J. McDermott" <pjm@nac.net>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: buildd.emdebian.org: gdb-arm-linux-gnueabi fails to install
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2011 03:30:20 -0500
Package: buildd.emdebian.org
Severity: important

I tried to install gdb-arm-linux-gnueabi on my Debian squeeze GNU/Linux
system, but apt-get/dpkg failed as follows:

> Unpacking gdb-arm-linux-gnueabi (from
> .../gdb-arm-linux-gnueabi_7.0.1-2_i386.deb) ...
> dpkg: error processing
> /var/cache/apt/archives/gdb-arm-linux-gnueabi_7.0.1-2_i386.deb
> (--unpack):
>  trying to overwrite '/usr/share/gdb/syscalls/amd64-linux.xml', which is
>  also in package gdb 7.0.1-2+b1
>  configured to not write apport reports
>                                        dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed
>                                        by signal 1 (Broken pipe)
> Errors were encountered while processing:
>  /var/cache/apt/archives/gdb-arm-linux-gnueabi_7.0.1-2_i386.deb
> E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

This raises a question in my mind. Does GDB built for ARMEL simulation even
need system call information for non-ARM architectures, or can those be
patched out? Or can those files be moved (to /usr/share/gdb-arm/, for
example) in the gdb-arm-linux-gnueabi package?

I realize that as a workaround I can overwrite those syscall files to
get gdb-arm-linux-gnueabi installed, but I'm trying to put together an
easy tutorial for fellow students in a course doing ARM assembly
programming. Luckily, Emdebian's toolchains make cross-development easy
on Debian and Debian-based systems, but easy debugging would be great
too.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (700, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash




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Message #10 received at 617482@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Marcin Juszkiewicz <marcin.juszkiewicz@linaro.org>
To: 617482@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#617482: buildd.emdebian.org: gdb-arm-linux-gnueabi fails to install
Date: Wed, 09 Mar 2011 10:47:18 +0100
This bug is probably duplicate of bug #603347 [1] which got solved in
Ubuntu and patch was provided to Debian.


1. http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=603347






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