[Mono-osx] Mono debugger installation for Mac OS X Tiger

Igor Gerega igor.gerega at gmail.com
Thu Mar 29 10:07:17 EDT 2007

Hi there again,

I'm still looking for some tools with capabilities to debug Mono
applications at the osx.
So I'd like to ask some questions concerning debugging Mono applications
using  gdb.
I've found some information at the Mono web-site and some pieces of
on the Internet about this topic. but...

But with this info I've managed only to start debugging process,
to setup first breakpoint and to get some general information, using such
functions as
mono_pmip, mono_object_describe, mono_debug_print_vars and

I tried to use add-symbol-file command but got
(gdb) add-symbol-file name.exe.mdb
add symbol table from file "name.exe.mdb"(y or n) y
"/Users/user/nameApp/name.exe.mdb": can't read symbols: File format not

While trying to use such commands as next, step, continue I receive error -
"Cannot find bounds of current function". After using return and
wherecommands I get
message "Previous frame identical to this frame (corrupt stack?)".

So I'd like to ask

1) how to generate symbol files compatible with gdb and if it is at all

2) I saw mono_debug_make_symbols function in different articles over the
Internet .
But this function doesn't exist in my gdb. So could you explain its purpose
tell me if this function is obsolete or there are some problems with my gdb?

3) Is there any way to use next, step and similar gdb commands with managed

4) Is there possibility to debug Mono application using XCode plug-in and
XCode by itself?

Thanks in advance,
Igor Gerega.

2007/3/23, Miguel de Icaza <miguel at novell.com>:
> Hello,
> > Could somebody describe in details how to install Mono debugger (mdb)
> > for this OS (And is it some possibility to use debugger under Windows
> > platform?).
> The Mono Debugger has not been ported to OSX, but it would be a good
> project for people to take on.
> > There is some information how to use debugger at Mono site but nothing
> > about install process.
> It is the regular configure/make/make install stuff, nothing really new.
> > I'll be very appreciate for any information.
> >
> > Thanks in advance,
> > Igor Gerega.
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