I can't seem to find the gdb Info manual file on the gnu.org documentation page for gdb, which only seems to have a PDF version and an online version. I've found and manually installed several other Info manuals from GNU before, but can't seem to find one for gdb. Anyone know where I can find it?

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Apparently the doc in info format is not directly available. However the texinfo file (from wich the info file is generated) is included in the sources as doc/gdb.texinfo. So if you install gdb from the sources, you should have the info file properly installed and accessible from emacs.

On debian systems, the documentation is not included in the gdb package but in the package gdb-doc. Additionnaly, this package is in section "non-free" because the GNU Free Documentation License (FDL) isn't compliant with the Debian Free Software Guidelines (DFSG).

  • Thanks for the additional info. I did in fact look for the texinfo file as well. With your answer I now know why I couldn't find either file (I'm on a Debian system).
    – yroc
    Apr 22, 2017 at 17:32

Upon reflection, this is a more general Linux question and should have been asked on Unix & Linux Stack Exchange. I found an answer there.

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