GDBFrontend is an easy, flexible and extensionable gui debugger.
Deb Package (Debian / Ubuntu / KDE Neon)
You can install GDBFrontend via deb package for Debian-based distributions.
You can install it from following commands:
echo "deb [trusted=yes] https://oguzhaneroglu.com/deb/ ./" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list > /dev/null sudo apt update sudo apt install gdbfrontend
After installing with APT, you will get updates for new releases on APT upgrade.
You can get upgrades with following commands:
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade gdbfrontend
and you can run it:
Running From GIT
You can download latest source and run it.
- GDB => 8.2 (with python3)
You can run gdb-frontend with following commands:
git clone https://github.com/rohanrhu/gdb-frontend.git gdb-frontend cd gdb-frontend ./gdbfrontend
and you can open it with:
or without terminal:
You can open GDB shell with the command:
Flatpak package is a TODO.
$ gdbfrontend --help GDBFrontend is a easy, flexible and extensionable gui debugger. Options: --help, -h: Shows this help message. --version, -v: Shows version. --gdb-executable=PATH, -g PATH: Specifies GDB executable path (Default is "gdb" command on PATH environment variable.) --tmux-executable=PATH, -tmux PATH: Specifies Tmux executable path (Default is "tmux" command on PATH environment variable.) --terminal-id=NAME, -t NAME: Specifies tmux terminal identifier name (Default is "gdb-frontend".) --host=IP, -H IP: Specifies current host address that you can access via for HTTP and WS servers. --listen=IP, -l IP: Specifies listen address for HTTP and WS servers. --port=PORT, -p PORT: Specifies port range for three ports to (Gotty: PORT, HTTP: PORT+1, WS: PORT+2 or 0 for random ports). --http-port=PORT: Specifies HTTP server port. --server-port=PORT: Specifies WS server port. --gotty-port=PORT: Specifies Gotty server port. --readonly, -r: Makes code editor readonly. (Notice: This option is not related to security.) --workdir, -w: Specifies working directory. --verbose, -V: Enables verbose output.
Sometimes GDB and gdb-frontend may not be closed correctly. In this case, you can terminate gdb-frontend shell.
GDB-Related Issues and Tips
- GDB does not give sources of linked object until stepping a line that calls a function from the linked object once. You can add break point a line and step it once, then you will see sources from linked object hereafter during the session.
In fact, gdb-frontend is able to run on Windows but there are some serious issues in the GDB’s Windows version those avoid using gdb-frontend on Windows. Of course you can use gdb-frontend on WSL if you are using Windows 10.
Issues about Windows-GDB
- GDB’s main-thread is being blocked during running process. (gdb-frontend has an interrupting mechanism to fixing this but it is not enough yet.)
- Windows-GDB’s prompt is being blocked during running process and there are some issues about interrupting the application.
- Current release of Windows-GDB contains Python2. New GDB 9 have Python3 but it is not released yet.
You can use gdb-frontend on WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux).
Issues about WSL
- Random port option is not usable on WSL becasue
/proc/net/tcpinterface is not working on WSL.
Documentation is TODO yet.
API Documentation is TODO yet.
You can read the Plugin Development Tutorial.