Recommended update for gdb

SUSE Recommended Update: Recommended update for gdb
Announcement ID: SUSE-RU-2016:1984-1
Rating: low
References: #971556 #974419 #990697
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP1

  • An update that has three recommended fixes can now be installed.


    GDB was updated to version 7.11.1, which brings several fixes and

    - Per-inferior thread numbers.
    - Breakpoint "explicit locations" (via CLI and GDB/MI).
    - New convenience variables ($_gthread, $_inferior).
    - Record btrace now supports non-stop mode.
    - Various improvements on AArch64 GNU/Linux:
    - multi-architecture debugging support.
    - displaced stepping.
    - tracepoint support added in GDBserver.
    - reverse debugging.
    - In Ada, the overloads selection menu provides the parameter types and
    return types for the matching overloaded subprograms.
    - Various remote protocol improvements, including several new packets
    which can be used to support features such as follow-exec-mode, exec
    catchpoints, syscall catchpoints, etc.
    - Some minor improvements in the Python API for extending GDB.
    - New commands or subcommands:
    - info os cpu, set/show serial parity, info dll
    - maint print symbol-cache/symbol-cache-statistics, maint
    - record btrace bts, record bts
    - compile print
    - show/set mpx bound
    - tui enable/disable
    - record btrace pt, record pt
    - maint info btrace, maint btrace
    - s390 support for vector ABI.
    - "set sysroot" improvements related to remote targets.
    - Better support for debugging containerized programs (without "set
    - HISTSIZE environment variable is replaced by GDBHISTSIZE.
    - Python scripting:
    - it's possible to write frame unwinders
    - several new methods in Objfile, Type and Value classes
    - gdb can auto-load scripts contained in special sections named
    - Extensions for the MI interface, new remote packet types.

    Patch Instructions:

    To install this SUSE Recommended Update use YaST online_update.
    Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP1:
      zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP1-2016-1166=1
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1:
      zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2016-1166=1
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP1:
      zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP1-2016-1166=1

    To bring your system up-to-date, use "zypper patch".

    Package List:

    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP1 (ppc64le s390x x86_64):
      • gdb-debuginfo-7.11.1-8.35.1
      • gdb-debugsource-7.11.1-8.35.1
      • gdbserver-7.11.1-8.35.1
      • gdbserver-debuginfo-7.11.1-8.35.1
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP1 (s390x):
      • gdb-debuginfo-32bit-7.11.1-8.35.1
      • gdbserver-32bit-7.11.1-8.35.1
      • gdbserver-debuginfo-32bit-7.11.1-8.35.1
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1 (ppc64le s390x x86_64):
      • gdb-7.11.1-8.35.1
      • gdb-debuginfo-7.11.1-8.35.1
      • gdb-debugsource-7.11.1-8.35.1
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP1 (x86_64):
      • gdb-7.11.1-8.35.1
      • gdb-debuginfo-7.11.1-8.35.1
      • gdb-debugsource-7.11.1-8.35.1