[vlc-devel] Re: Compile VLC for debugging

Rémi Denis-Courmont rdenis at simphalempin.com
Wed May 23 15:25:32 CEST 2007

On Tue, 22 May 2007 16:11:14 -0500, "Herman Schultz"
<herman.schultz at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I ' ./configure --enable-debug' and then 'make',
> but when I run the final 'vlc', I get  'File format not recognized'
> $ gdb ./vlc
> GNU gdb 6.6-debian
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> This GDB was configured as "i486-linux-gnu"...
> "/home/herman/src/vlc-trunk/vlc": not in executable format: File format
> not
> recognized
> can you please help how can I run vlc under debugger?

The solution to this problem has already been posted in this exact same
thread. Could you please try self help, and limit questions for difficult

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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