PDB Not Working in 21.5.28
kenneth at loafman.com
Fri Jan 18 13:23:33 EST 2008
Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> First, please reproduce the problem, then immediately use M-x
> report-xemacs-bug to report the bug. It provides a traceback of any
> keys you pressed, plus a lot of general information about your
> installation that may or may not be useful. (Most importantly, on
> Debian-derived installations it's very likely that you have multiple
> versions of Lisp libraries installed; M-x report-xemacs-bug will tell
> us which ones XEmacs can *find*, and then which one it will actually
> *load*.) Don't forget to check the keystroke traceback for passwords
> and other sensitive data. Keystroke counts can sometimes be
> important; please obscure rather than delete such data. We can hope
> that the keystroke sequence will provide a reproduction recipe.
See previous message
> In the report, answer the following questions (without going to
> inordinate amounts of effort, of course; if you already have multiple
> versions of Python and their corresponding pdbs installed, please do
> try them, but whether you should upgrade Python or something like that
> depends on how much effort that would be for you) and anything similar
> that you can think of:
> 1. pdb.el depends on an external program, pdb. Where can we get it?
> (In the following, pdb.el refers to pdb.el in XEmacs, and pdb
> refers to the external program plus any support like Python.)
> What version of pdb doesn't work? Are there any that do? Is it
> possible that you have multiple versions of Python and pdb and
> there's a version mismatch there?
pdb comes with the Python distribution, currently Python 2.5.
> 2. Does pdb work from the command line?
> Does it work from an M-x shell buffer in XEmacs?
> 3. Did pdb.el ever work?
> If so, what versions of pdb.el, the XEmacs package containing it,
> and XEmacs worked?
It worked in the 21.4.* versions supplied by Ubuntu.
> 4. What version(s) of Python don't work?
> Do you know any that do?
2.4 and 2.5 both fail under Xemacs 21.5.28.
Don't know about prior versions.
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