Re: Kyle Goodwin's ASCII Map System

From: Mark A. Heilpern (heilpern@MINDSPRING.COM)
Date: 08/22/98

At 09:22 PM 8/21/98 -0700, you wrote:
>Has anybody had this ASCII map system work for them in a Linux
>environment?  The map generator gives me a core file when I try to do
>anything, and I can't get any data from a debugger because it says it
>can't find a symbol table.

I'm not familiar with this system; is it a stand-alone program that creates
files offline? If so, perhaps the compilation of its source file(s) does not
include the "-g" compile option. This option tells the compiler to generate
symbolic information that can then be used by debuggers.

If the -g option is present, make sure the "strip" command, which is used
to strip symbols from a binary (and significantly reduce its size) is not
being used on the file. From your shell, "file <executable-name>" will tell
you if the executable is stripped or not.

>Could somebody please talk to me in private e-mail about this?  I feel
>kinda dumb now.  :P

My reply is to the list because this is something many people do not know.

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