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Re: Debugging gcc-compiled programs on Windows

Andrew Smith wrote:

I just finished porting a GTK (pure C) app to Windows, but there is some weird bug, that I need a debugger to find.

Im using mingw to build it. There is a gdb package for mingw, but that doesn't work - when I press ctrl-c gdb quits, so since I'm not getting crashes the utility of it is.. not there.

Is it possible to compile programs using gcc on windows so that the visual studio debugger will be able to load the symbols for it?

Or is there some way to attach any debugger to a such a program and break execution while it's running?



What version of GDB are you using? I've used mingw GDB 6.6 on Windows without problems.

You could always start your program and then start GDB and then attach to the process (use the tasklist command line tool to get the PID - tasklist is a MS tool that ships with XP Pro and the server products).

AFAIK - the MS debuggers can not read the GCC debug info, so you can not use their tools.

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