not an ELF file

From: John Cambiotis (
Date: Wed Mar 19 2003 - 16:49:16 GMT

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      I am trying to debug a program, with ups, on Mandrake 9.0 with gcc 3.2 and 
    I am getting the following error:
    Can't debug rat: it is not an ELF file
    I am aware of the STABS/DWARF problem with the gcc >3.1 compiler but I am 
    not sure whether this has to do anything with it.
    I use bot the ups 3.37 and the 3.38beta1 versions.
    An older email found in this list says:
    >>I'm fooling around with KDevelop 1.4. I generated a small test program and 
    >>tried to debug it with ups. I got the following error:
    >>Can't debug simple: it is not an ELF file.
    >>But Linux executes it perfectly. Gdb doesn't work either, leading me to 
    >>believe it's a problem for both debuggers.
    >>Configuration: Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.4.4, ups 3.37beta2, gcc 2.95.2
    >>ups 3.36 displayed the same behaviour. Note: I generated debugging 
    >> >>symbols; the built-in KDevelop debugger seems to work.
    Could anyone help me?
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