[Mono-osx] Debugging

Geoff Norton gnorton at novell.com
Tue Jun 24 12:50:16 EDT 2008

On Tue, 2008-06-24 at 09:48 -0700, Seth A. Roby wrote:
> On Jun 24, 2008, at 9:18 AM, Seth A. Roby wrote:
> > I also see (sparse) documentation online for the mdb debugger, but  
> > it's not included on my build and I can't seem to find where to  
> > download it online.
> I'm going to respond to myself here, mostly to add it into the  
> archives, but it appears that as of a year ago mdb was not supported  
> on OS X (See http://lists.ximian.com/pipermail/mono-osx/2007-March/000852.html) 
> .
> Is that still the case? Is anyone working on this?

mdb is not supported on OSX and currently no one is working on it.  We
would welcome patches from someone who was interested in getting it
working however.

> On a related note, why was mdb created? Why didn't the Mono project  
> just work within the gdb framework (which is all that the Debugging  
> page talks about)?

There are a number of reasons related to how the runtime works which
prevent gdb from being able to do the entire job.


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