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Re: bashdb question

From: Mike Frysinger
Subject: Re: bashdb question
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 19:47:47 -0500
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On Thursday 26 February 2009 17:36:12 lehe wrote:
> I installed bashdb through Synaptic Package Manager of my Ubuntu 8.10 and
> it was installed into /usr/share/bashdb/, /usr/bin/, /usr/lib/ etc. Not
> sure these could be found by bash.
> How to know if DEBUGGER_START_FILE is defined in pathnames.h and define it
> this way if not?
> Also I ried one suggestion found with Google:
> "To see if your standard bash executable has bashdb support, execute the
> command shown below; if you are not taken to a bashdb prompt then you'll
> have to install bashdb yourself. $ bash --debugger -c "set|grep -i dbg" "
> I am not taken to bashdb prompt and instead get
> "BASH_EXECUTION_STRING='set|grep -i dbg'". So I guess my bashdb is not set
> up properly?

older versions of bash (<4.0) would install the bashdb files according to the 
configure script but still hardcode the path to bashdb in /usr/local/....  
this is fixed with bash-4.0 though.

not sure how many distros out there noticed ... Chet's suggestions would tell 
you real quick if Debian/Ubuntu did ...

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