How to Install GDB?
There are two ways you can install GDB on your linux machine.
1. Install pre-built gdb binaries from verified distribution resources
You can install gdb on Debian-based linux distro (e.g. Ubuntu, Mint, etc) by following command.
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install gdb
2. Download source code of GDB, compile it and install.
Step-1: Download source code.
You can download source code of all release from http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gdb/
$ wget "http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gdb/gdb-7.11.tar.gz"
Step-2: Extract it
$ tar -xvzf gdb-7.11.tar.gz
Step-3: Configure and Compile it.
$ cd gdb-7.11This step will take a bit of time. So you can sit back and have cup of coffee for a while.
Once it is completed, you can locate gdb binary located at gdb-7.11/gdb/gdb
Step-4: Install GDB.
$ make install By default this will install gdb binaries in /usr/local/bin and libs in /usr/local/lib
Congratulation, you have successfully compiled and installed GDB.
Once you installed GDB, you can print GDB version to test whether it is installed correctly.
$ gdb --version