How to upgrade my GDB debugger from the current version which is 7.7 to the next version which is 7.8, Also I'm working on Ubuntu 14.04.1?
gdb 7.8 is currently not available in trusty repo. But you can install it from the source.
Open terminal and type following commands
wget http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gdb/gdb-7.8.tar.xz tar -xf gdb-7.8.tar.xz cd gdb-7.8/ ./configure make sudo cp gdb/gdb /usr/local/bin/gdb
It will install
/usr/local/bin/ directory. As
/usr/local/bin/ is searched before
/usr/bin/ whenever a command is executed, running
gdb will execute
Once installed, you can check gdb version using
It should output
GNU gdb (GDB) 7.8 Copyright (C) 2014 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html> 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 "i686-pc-linux-gnu". Type "show configuration" for configuration details. For bug reporting instructions, please see: <http://www.gnu.org/software/gdb/bugs/>. Find the GDB manual and other documentation resources online at: <http://www.gnu.org/software/gdb/documentation/>. For help, type "help". Type "apropos word" to search for commands related to "word".
If you want to uninstall it simply remove
/usr/local/bin/ by executing
sudo rm /usr/local/bin/gdb
The top answer didn't work for me. For some reason I also needed this package to complete the make:
sudo apt-get install texinfo
Then I highly recommend to install this the correct way. I installed the
checkinstall utility (which will create a debian package to auto-track all your files generated by
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install checkinstall
Now call these commands:
wget http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gdb/gdb-7.8.tar.xz tar -xf gdb-7.8.tar.xz cd gdb-7.8/ ./configure sudo checkinstall
Verify that this crated a
*.deb file in the current directory (mine was
gdb_7.8-1_amd64.deb). So now let's install it the correct way, go ahead and:
- uninstall gdb quick
- set the install path of the
- then install it using
using these respective commands:
sudo dpkg -r gdb sudo dpkg -i ~/gdb-7.8/gdb_7.8-1_amd64.deb sudo apt-get install -f
Now you have a properly installed package, and you can remove it using
sudo apt-get remove gdb OR
sudo dpkg -r gdb. Note that I tested this with gdb 8.0.1, but I assume it should work for any version.