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netbeans debug gdbserver: “Invalid argument”

I was trying to do some remote debugging via gdbserver the other day, using netbeans. I knew I’d had this working before, but I kept getting a rather bizarre (to my mind) error dialog:

I could connect happily via gdb on the command line, and on a whim I tried a different project in netbeans, which worked as expected. A bit more thought, and some comparison in the project properties showed up what was missing, the name of the binary output built for this project. After filling it in again everything works just fine :)

(This is with Netbeans 7.0.1, we won’t get into why it didn’t detect from the Makefile what the binary output was, when it runs quite fine in the non-cross configuration)