Help with GDB?

jq jlquinn at
Wed Dec 31 12:23:19 PST 2008

Reposted from digitmars.D.debugger, because there seems to be no life there:

Note that I'm seeing the same problem with gdc compiled programs.  This is on linux - debian testing, to be precise.  Thanks for any help here.


Hi.  I'm porting a program from C++ to D and finally at the point to try running it.  Needless to say, there are bugs, and I'm trying to debug them.

I've applied the patch floating around to GDB 6.8 to support D.  I then take a trivial hello world program, compile with dmd -g and run inside gdb.  Whether or not I use the D patches, I get the following behavior.

Any suggestions?


jlquinn at cerberus:~/d$ gdb ./junk
GNU gdb 6.8-debian
Copyright (C) 2008 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <>
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.  Type "show copying"
and "show warranty" for details.
This GDB was configured as "x86_64-linux-gnu"...
(gdb) b main
Breakpoint 1 at 0x804aa79
(gdb) run
Starting program: /home/jlquinn/d/junk
[Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
[New Thread 0xf7d43ae0 (LWP 22977)]
[Switching to Thread 0xf7d43ae0 (LWP 22977)]

Breakpoint 1, 0x0804aa79 in main ()
Current language:  auto; currently asm
(gdb) l
1        /tmp/cc2j8MlC.s: No such file or directory.
        in /tmp/cc2j8MlC.s

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