devkitPPC gdb Error
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Author:  JHjavaDev [ Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:58 am ]
Post subject:  devkitPPC gdb Error

I am trying to use gdb, which comes with devkitPPC to debug a program.

I am able to it in .elf format:
powerpc-eabi-gdb Wii.elf

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Reading symbols from Wii.elf...done.

and set breakpoints at the correct location:
(gdb) break file.cpp:png_read_callback

Breakpoint 1 at 0x8001e100: file source/file.cpp, line 11.

but when I try to run it, it gives me an error:
(gdb) run

Don't know how to run.  Try "help target".

Is there anything that I am doing wrong?

After looking around I am not even sure if I can debug the program from my computer. Do I need to run it on the Wii and connect to it using gdb somehow?

Author:  WinterMute [ Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:49 am ]
Post subject:  Re: devkitPPC gdb Error

Yes. You need to run your code on the wii and connect remotely using usbgecko.

I'll see if I can dig out a writeup on this stuff - it's been a while.

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