Introduction to libunwind

The libunwind package contains a portable and efficient C programming interface (API) to determine the call-chain of a program. The API additionally provides the means to manipulate the preserved (callee-saved) state of each call-frame and to resume execution at any point in the call-chain (non-local goto). The API supports both local (same-process) and remote (across-process) operation.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS 12.1 platform.

Package Information

libunwind Dependencies


texlive-20230313 (for latex2man)

Installation of libunwind

Install libunwind by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --disable-static &&

To test the results, issue: make check. Two tests, run-coredump-unwind and run-coredump-unwind-mdi are known to fail.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--disable-static: This switch prevents installation of static versions of the libraries.


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