Debugging MDI projects

Richard Moore rich at
Mon Apr 24 13:38:37 UTC 2000

> "Johnas @ Work" wrote:
> I've been able to run a KScribble MDI (KDE2) application using KDevelop.
> KDK 1.1 was installed on a Mandrake 7.0 system.  The KDE and Qt libraries
> were updated to 2 and 2.1.
> Now, I'm trying to use the internal debugger and I am having problems.
> Anytime I run the debugger, the status line says:  'No symbol table is
> loaded.  Use the "file" command.'

This means you forgot to check the box in project options that says
'include debugging info' or something similar.

> Occasionnally, I get an error window saying:  'gdb message:
> "/home/jic/c/kscribble/kscribble/kscribble": not in executable format: File
> format not recognized'

This is usually because of the way the autoconf magic works. In
fact this is a shell script, the real binary is in the .libs
subdirectory. It is this binary you need to debug.


> In either case, the IDE window sits there.  It seems that the debugger is
> running but never get to the breakpoint I have set.
> If anyone can help it would be most appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Johnas  Cukier
> Principal Technical Staff
> Mitsubishi Electric ITA
> 571 Central Avenue, Suite 115
> New Providence, NJ 07974
> Phone:  (908)665-1200 ext. 20
> FAX:    (908)665-2414
> email:  jic at

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