#652 GDB (maybe readline) broken keys

OTHER
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Chris Johns
gdb (39)
out-of-date
Unknown
2013-02-04
2004-09-20
Gabriel Linder
No

I use GDB 5.2.1 on Windows XP with SP2, and a french
layout keyboard. On GDB prompt, the keys '[', ']' and
'@' don't work, but the '#' is all right.

All these keys are dependant of "ALT GR" key, so I
think it was a readline misconfiguration, but a
.inputrc like this :
set convert-meta off
set output-meta on
set input-meta on
doesn't solve my problem. Note than the .inputrc file
is read since I set properly the HOME environment variable.

Discussion

  • Chris Johns
    Chris Johns
    2004-09-20

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    There are later snapshots of GDB on the download page.

    Do any of these provide better french keyboard support ?

    The snapshots have a different readline patch for MinGW.

     
  • Gabriel Linder
    Gabriel Linder
    2004-09-21

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    I just tried the two packages gdb-6.0-20031011.exe and
    gdb-20040521-1.exe, and unfortunately none of them works for
    this point (I tried with and without my custom .inputrc
    file). Note that the '#' key doen't work anymore with these
    two packages :(

     
  • Chris Johns
    Chris Johns
    2004-09-21

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    I will make a version based on GDB 6.2.1 next weekend, if
    time permits, and then I may need ask you to help debug and
    resolve this problem. I do not have access to a french keyboard.

    Would you be able to help debug the french keyboard ?

     
  • Gabriel Linder
    Gabriel Linder
    2004-09-21

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    Well, I can easily test if it works or not and I have some
    skills using GDB, but you may have to give me some
    explanations on how to help you if you want me to do more
    than simply testing.

    So if you want, I'm OK !

     
  • Earnie Boyd
    Earnie Boyd
    2013-02-04

    • status: open --> closed
    • resolution: --> out-of-date
    • category: --> Unknown
    • milestone: Feature_requests --> OTHER