The version of gdb is 4.16 and there is a tech. note that says this is the right version. arne@arne:/root > gdb -v GDB 4.16 (i486-unknown-linux --target i486-linux), Copyright 1996 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
My Linux version is (S.u.S.E 5.0 distribution): arne@arne:/root > cat /proc/version Linux version 2.0.30 (root@arne) (gcc version 220.127.116.11) #25 Thu Oct 30 10:11:59 MET 1997
I can reproduce this error on different Linux machines so I think that it is not special to my computer.
Please tell me if I have missed any details on how to get gdb run.