Macports ggdb vs gdb...

Richard L. Hamilton rlhamil at
Fri Mar 4 16:24:00 PST 2016

Snow Leopard (on which most of MacPorts that I use still updates) still has gdb.  I don't think Mavericks or later does, unless one has an old version of Xcode installed.  Don't know about Lion or Mountain Lion, don't have those.

> On Mar 4, 2016, at 07:51, Carlo Tambuatco <oraclmaster at> wrote:
> Just wondering why the macports version of gdb still has the extra ‘g’ prepended to the front. Is it to avoid conflicting with existing versions of gdb on OS X? 
> I don’t think gdb is a part of current XCode tools anymore…they use lldb now instead, so is there a possibility the maintainer could change the name back to ‘gdb’…?
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