GDB on Windows

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GDB is the GNU Debugger. It can be used to get information about crashes, including backtraces, which can be very helpful to the programmers when you report bugs.

getting a debug build of the OHRRPGCE[edit]

The latest debug build of the OHRRPGCE is available here: When used together with gdb, it can provide useful information about crashes.

Installing gdb[edit]

If you are using Linux, you probably already have gdb, but if you are using Windows, you will need to install it.

MinGW distributes a Windows version of gdb. You can get the latest mingw installer here which can in turn install gdb

Starting gdb[edit]

gdb will not show up in your start menu. It is a command-line program. From a command-line prompt, you can type:

c:\mingw\bin\gdb.exe program_to_debug.exe

Or you can create a batch file with the same command in it. There is already a pair of pre-made batch files for debugging the OHRRPGCE.


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