Devuan bug report logs - #278
/build/gdb-Ji3G0U/gdb-8.2/gdb/symfile.c:891: internal-error: sect_index_text not initialized

Package: gdb; Reported by: Nico Orru <>;
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2019 00:03:02 UTC;
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Subject: bug#278: /build/gdb-Ji3G0U/gdb-8.2/gdb/symfile.c:891: internal-error: sect_index_text not initialized
From: Nico Orru <>
To: Devuan Bug Tracking System <>
Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2019 23:24:05 +0000

Package: gdb
Version: 8.2-1
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

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I'm running gdb from within Eclipse. I am writing an openfx plugin (.so) which gets loaded dynamically by the host application (Natron).

It is not straightforward to track this down - suggestions welcome.

The gdb execution fails with the following error:

New UI allocated
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Using host libthread_db library "/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/".
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[New Thread 0x7fffe8dcd700 (LWP 10315)]
[New Thread 0x7fffe2f86700 (LWP 10316)]
/build/gdb-Ji3G0U/gdb-8.2/gdb/symfile.c:891: internal-error: sect_index_text not initialized
A problem internal to GDB has been detected,
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Quit this debugging session? (y or n) n

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/build/gdb-Ji3G0U/gdb-8.2/gdb/symfile.c:891: internal-error: sect_index_text not initialized
A problem internal to GDB has been detected,
further debugging may prove unreliable.
Create a core file of GDB? (y or n) y

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-- System Information:
Distributor ID:	Devuan
Description:	Devuan GNU/Linux 1.0.0 (jessie)
Release:	1.0.0
Codename:	jessie
Architecture: x86_64

Kernel: Linux 4.19.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/16 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_GB:en (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: sysvinit (via /sbin/init)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled

Versions of packages gdb depends on:
ii  libbabeltrace1  1.5.6-2
ii  libc6           2.28-3
ii  libexpat1       2.2.6-1
ii  libipt2         2.0-2
ii  liblzma5        5.2.2-1.3
ii  libncursesw6    6.1+20181013-1
ii  libpython3.7    3.7.2~rc1-1
ii  libreadline7    7.0-5
ii  libtinfo6       6.1+20181013-1
ii  zlib1g          1:1.2.11.dfsg-1

Versions of packages gdb recommends:
ii  libc6-dbg [libc-dbg]  2.28-3

Versions of packages gdb suggests:
pn  gdb-doc    <none>
pn  gdbserver  <none>

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