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Re: Debuging a library

From: Chris Croughton
Subject: Re: Debuging a library
Date: Sat, 14 May 2005 09:42:19 +0100
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On 13 May 2005 17:19:50 -0700, 
   <> wrote:

> I've been developing a mathematical library (Open Optimization Library
> - OOL, and I employ the GNU tools
> autoconf/automake.

Using libtool or ar?

> The usual is that the library generated is compiled with optimization
> flags and then stripped. To test the library I use a simple program
> that obviously is linked with it. I would like to run DDD on this main
> program but, since the library file is stripped, I cant trace the
> execution into the library's functions.

When is it stripped?  My ones are only stripped when installed (using
"make install-strip"), so my test programs link with the 'local' version
just generated.  However, I use ar rather than libtool, this may be a

> Is there a way to generate the library file ( without any
> optimization flag and unstripped?

It sounds as though you need a way to change the build flags so they are
different between 'production' and 'development' versions.  How about
using one of the --with or --enable options to configure to select the

Chris C

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