Debugger - Can't Toggle Breakpoint

  • Ryan Butterfield


    I've tried everything to get Toggle Breakpoint to be at least selectable when debugging python, but nothing seems to work.

    Below are the minimal steps to reproduce:

    - Download eclipse-platform-3.4-macosx-carbon.tar
    - Extract/Install to a folder with no spaces
    - Create a workspace in a folder with no spaces
    - Download the lastest PyDev via
    - After restart, goto Preferences -> PyDev -> Interpreter - Python -> New...
    - Browse to and select /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.5/bin/python2.5
    - The PYTHONPATH is populated with items from the /lib/ folder and builtin libs is populated also
    - Create a new PyDev project
    - Leave the location as the workspace default
    - Enter PyTest as the project name and select Python 2.5
    - Create a new PyDev module in src/ called PyModule
    - Enter: import sys\nprint sys.version

    At this point no Toggle Breakpoint entries are in the Run menu.
    When I go Run -> Debug As -> Python Run it runs with the following output:

    pydev debugger: warning: psyco not available for debugger speedups
    pydev debugger: starting
    2.5.2 (r252:60911, Feb 22 2008, 07:57:53)
    [GCC 4.0.1 (Apple Computer, Inc. build 5363)]

    And terminates with no option to break. In the debug perspective the Toggle Breakpoint options are grayed out.

    Thanks for your assistance.

    • Ryan Butterfield

      Ignore my above post. Further reading of the `Getting Started` guide reveals that I must right click on the ruler, or press Ctrl+F10, then use the mouse to select Add/Remove Breakpoint. Is there a reason the standard Toggle Breakpoint cant be used? Can Add/Remove Breakpoint be assigned to a key?


      • Fabio Zadrozny

        Fabio Zadrozny - 2008-08-01

        Hi Ryan,

        I think there's some extension point that pydev should declare for that (and it doesn't). Please add that as a feature request.




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