Tuesday, December 11, 2012

HOWTO : Install edb-debugger on Ubuntu 12.10

When we are doing debugging work on Windows system, we will use Immunity Debugger or Olldbg. Those are very good debuggers for Windows system. When doing debugging work on Linux, there is a command line version, namely GDB (The GNU Project Debugger). How about the GUI version of Linux debugger? Yes, there is one available, it is namely Evan's Debugger (edb-debugger).

The current version is 0.9.18. However, it is not working properly on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and 12.10. The available deb package version 0.9.17 cannot work properly on the captioned version of Ubuntu too.

The only solution is to install the svn version (current is 0.9.19). I am going to show you how.

Step 1 :

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libqt4-dev libboost1.48-all-dev subversion

Step 2 :

svn checkout http://edb-debugger.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ edb-debugger
cd edb-debugger
sudo make install

Step 3 :

To see where is the edb installed to.

whereis edb

The following is showing the 64-bit system :

/bin/edb /lib64/edb

Go back to the user directory, such as /home/samiux.

cd /home/samiux
mkdir .edb

Step 4 :

Run the program :

sudo edb

Once the program is launched, there is a popup saying that the library files cannot be located. You need to go to the "Directories" at the "Preferences".

Symbol Directory - /home/samiux/.edb
Plugin Directory - /lib64/edb/
Session Directory - /home/samiux/.edb

That's all! See you.