Graphical debugging depends on /dev/ptypd

Bug #377340 reported by Jon Martini
This bug affects 2 people
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gnat-gps (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnat-gps

Package information:

System Information:
Release 9.04 (jaunty)
Kernel Linux 2.6.28-11-generic
GNOME 2.26.1

Problem summary:
gnat-gps works under Ubuntu 8.10, but 9.04 removed /dev/ptypd which broke graphical debugging.

Problem creation:
From gnat-gps start a debugging session for a project that is compiled for debugging by selecting Debug->Initialize->"Your program's name" from the the menu. Alternatively you can initialize a debugging session and use the 'file' gdb command to load a program for debugging.

Switch to the Debugger Console and attempt the run the program loaded.

(gdb) run
/dev/ptypd: No such file or directory.

Program exited with code 01.
You can't do that without a process to debug.

The same compiled executable can be run by gdb on the command line, so it is not a problem with the program being debugged.

Revision history for this message
Robert Richardson (robert-initek) wrote :

Rebuilding the package after modifying debian/rules:
solves the problem.

These macros are required for common/gnat/gexpect_tty.c to work with /dev/ptmx.

Revision history for this message
Martin Schneeweis (snowy-schneeweis) wrote :

This seems to be a solution for the problem above:

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