cerl hanging on gdb prompt

Michael Santos <>
Sat Oct 2 00:07:46 CEST 2010


At least for me, running cerl on Ubuntu 10.04 hangs at the gdb prompt.
I've tried 2 versions of emacs with gdb:

GNU Emacs 23.1.1
GNU Emacs 22.2.1

GNU gdb (GDB) 7.1-ubuntu

cerl works fine on Mac OS X.

The following changes fix it for me (and didn't cause any problems on
Mac OS X), but I only use emacs with cerl, so I don't know if these
changes are correct.

diff --git a/erts/etc/unix/cerl.src b/erts/etc/unix/cerl.src
index 9dab9fc..de34ffc 100644
--- a/erts/etc/unix/cerl.src
+++ b/erts/etc/unix/cerl.src
@@ -66,4 +66,5 @@ core=
 
 GDB=
+GDBARGS=
 GDBBP=
 TYPE=
@@ -278,7 +279,13 @@ else
     esac
 
+    gdbcmd="$gdbcmd $GDBBP \
+            (insert-string \"source $ROOTDIR/erts/etc/unix/etp-commands\") \
+            (comint-send-input)"
+
     # Set annotation level for gdb in emacs 22 and higher.
     emacs_major=`$EMACS --version | head -1 | sed 's,^[^0-9]*\([0-9]*\).*,\1,g'`
-    if [ '!' -z "$emacs_major" -a $emacs_major -gt 21 ]; then
+    if [ '!' -z "$emacs_major" -a $emacs_major -gt 22 ]; then
+    GDBARGS="--annotate=3"
+    elif [ '!' -z "$emacs_major" -a $emacs_major -gt 21 ]; then
 	# Hack - wait for etp-commands to be loaded and then set
 	# annotation level, could be done more beautifully than with sit-for...
@@ -288,8 +295,5 @@ else
                 (comint-send-input)"
     fi
-    gdbcmd="$gdbcmd $GDBBP \
-            (insert-string \"source $ROOTDIR/erts/etc/unix/etp-commands\") \
-            (comint-send-input)"
     # Fire up gdb in emacs...
-    exec $EMACS --eval "(progn (gdb \"gdb $EMU\") $gdbcmd)"
+    exec $EMACS --eval "(progn (gdb \"gdb $GDBARGS $EMU\") $gdbcmd)"
 fi


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