SUSE-RU-2018:3623-2: moderate: Recommended update for gdb

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Fri Dec 7 04:27:05 MST 2018

   SUSE Recommended Update: Recommended update for gdb

Announcement ID:    SUSE-RU-2018:3623-2
Rating:             moderate
References:         #1102564 
Affected Products:
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP4
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP4
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP4

   An update that has one recommended fix can now be installed.


   This update for gdb fixes the following issues:

   GDB was updated to the 8.2 release:

   - 'symbol-file' and 'add-symbol-file' accept -o to add relative
       offset to all sections
   - pager accepts 'c' response to disable it for rest of command
   - accept _Alignof and alignof in C resp. C++ expressions
   - new target riscv*-*-elf
   - python API extensions: gdb.Type.align, gdb.execute deals with multi-line
     gdb commands, gdb.convenience_variable and gdb.set_convenience_variable
     to access convenience variables,
   - aarch64: properly support hardware watchpoints on unaligned addresses
     (needs kernel >= 4.10)
   - Support access to new POWER8 registers [fate#325178, fate#326120]
   - Support ipv6 for gdbserver connections.
   - Update to intel processor trace library 2.0 (from 1.6.1).

   Changes in the 8.1 release:

   - ptype/o prints offsets and sizes of members (like pahole)
   - tab-completion improved: quoting function names is not generally
     necessary anymore, completion offers for breakpoint don't include data
   - enable/disable breakpoints now accept ranges: 'disable 1.3-5'
   - new commands:

     - set/show cwd: working directory of debuggee
     - set/show compile-gcc: program to use for 'compile' command
     - starti: start program and stop at first instruction
     - TUI single-key commands: 'i' for stepi and 'o' for nexti

   - --readnever option disables any reading of debug info (for dumping)
   - s390: guarded storage register access for z14
   - gcore option -a dumps all memory mapping
   - C++ breakpoints: 'b foo' will now set a breakpoint on all functions and
     methods named 'foo' no matter the scope.  Use -qualified if you don't
     want that
   - python scripting: new events gdb.new_inferior, gdb.inferior_deleted and
     gdb.new_thread; new command rbreak (breakpoint accepting regexps)
   - gdbserver can be passed environment parameters to remote debuggee

Patch Instructions:

   To install this SUSE Recommended Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods
   like YaST online_update or "zypper patch".

   Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP4:

      zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP4-2018-2584=1

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP4:

      zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP4-2018-2584=1

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP4:

      zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP4-2018-2584=1

Package List:

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP4 (aarch64 ppc64le s390x x86_64):


   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP4 (s390x):


   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP4 (aarch64 ppc64le s390x x86_64):


   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP4 (x86_64):



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