Remote Debugging HOWTO?

  • Daniel Kasak

    Daniel Kasak - 2008-06-18

    Hi all.

    I've seen 1 or 2 mentions of remote debugging ( including the post here from peterbrodt ), but I haven't found a concrete set of instructions on how we're supposed to set it up. In the User's Guide, it has a screenshot that shows a debugging config screen that looks out of date - it mentions creating a zip file with a package that you're supposed to install on the PC running the script. But that option isn't in my debugging setup. It this removed? In peterbrodt's thread, he mentions copying,, and onto the PC running the script. Is this what we're supposed to do? Where are they? I don't have them.

    • Jan Ploski

      Jan Ploski - 2008-06-20

      The option to create a zip archive is still there. You may have a layout problem in the launch configurations dialog which makes the option to not be displayed - try making the window higher.

      The procedure for remote debugging is to let EPIC create this zip archive from your project, which includes the project's files and a generated launcher script for the particular to-be-debugged Perl script. After starting the launch configuration in EPIC, it will wait for connections. You unpack the archive on the remote machine in the directory which you told EPIC about in the launch configuration and then run the launcher script, which connects to EPIC. If you have a firewall in between, you may wish to tunnel ports 5000-50004 via ssh.


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