[Bug 1585702] Re: not possible to retrace ppc64el crashes

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Mon May 30 13:28:14 UTC 2016

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  not possible to retrace ppc64el crashes

Status in Apport:
  Fix Released
Status in apport package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Committed

Bug description:
  I was trying to retrace a ppc64el crash I found and ran into the
  following issue:

  Calling gdb command: gdb-multiarch --ex 'set architecture powerpc:common' --ex 'set gnutarget elf32-powerpc' --ex 'set debug-file-directory /tmp/apport_sandbox_Y6fXCx/usr/lib/debug' --ex 'set solib-absolute-prefix /tmp/apport_sandbox_Y6fXCx' --ex 'file "/tmp/apport_sandbox_Y6fXCx//usr/bin/xfce4-panel"' --ex 'core-file /tmp/apport_core_N0Vrmm'
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  The target architecture is assumed to be powerpc:common
  Architecture of file not recognized.
  [New LWP 44625]
  warning: Selected architecture powerpc:common is not compatible with reported target architecture powerpc:common64
  /build/buildd/gdb-7.7.1/gdb/gdbarch.c:3217: internal-error: gdbarch_elf_make_msymbol_special: Assertion `gdbarch != NULL' failed.
  A problem internal to GDB has been detected,
  further debugging may prove unreliable.

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