Is the download supposed to include an executable already? Because for the life of me I cannot find it in my download (ver7.6). I've looked at similar questions, but the answers involve looking in the bin directory, which I also cannot find.
Starting the debuggee failed: No executable specified, use `target exec'.
I also tried running the debugger via command-prompt, but I get the same message (I attempted both writing out the exe extension and writing just the executable name).
When I make clean builds, the debugger runs and terminates the program instantly with a good status. This should not happen, because the program I used the debugger on has user input and a single pause at the end.
There is no space nor any special character in the path. Not even an underscore. :(
The MinGW I downloaded was from a distro at nuwen (thanks Catfish for the link). I don't really know names of other debuggers besides GDB, so if the author included a different debugger in there, I wouldn't know....
You can. But to be quite serious, if you're on Windows, just use the VC++ debugger. It's more hassle-free.
EDIT: Although, I suppose if it isn't happening on the VC++ executable, you can't do that...
Code::Blocks and CodeLite both come included with MinGW (which includes GDB). Both also come equipped with a GUI to GDB. You can use either out of the box, assuming you can figure out how to work the GUI.