GDB also uses the configure system, so to build and install:

$ bunzip2 -c gdb-<version>.tar.bz2 | tar xf - $ cd gdb-<version> $ mkdir obj-avr $ cd obj-avr $ ../configure --prefix=$PREFIX --target=avr $ make $ make install


If you are planning on using avr-gdb, you will probably want to install either simulavr or avarice since avr-gdb needs one of these to run as a a remote target backend.