I need a working gdb w/gcc, g++ and gfortran on 10.6

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Mon Jun 14 05:44:42 PDT 2010

On Jun 14, 2010, at 02:46, Mannucci, Anthony J (335G) wrote:

> I am not really answering your question but raising other questions, such as: does macports install gcc via a full build or are binaries used in the install?
> I am not expert enough to know the details here, but it appears that debug information may have been left in the gcc libraries and distribution. That suggests to me the gcc install is based on binaries. Not sure, and not sure if this is standard for macports or not. 

MacPorts installs gcc, and probably 99.9% of other ports, from source, not from binaries.

> If we get information about how macports builds gcc, perhaps we can understand the error you speak of.

To learn how MacPorts builds gcc, or any other port, you can read the portfile, for example "port cat gcc45" to see how MacPorts builds gcc 4.5.0.

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