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Re: cannot get autoload to work

Thanks for the reply. I was actually trying to auto-load mozilla
spidermonkey's pretty printers. Putting them in the current dir did
help in finding the scripts but did not load them in gdb.
Anyway I managed to get them running with a combination of gdbinit
python syspath includes and a script that actually
triggered enabling the pretty printers.


On Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 12:41 PM, Abid, Hafiz <> wrote:
> Hi,
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: [] On
>> Behalf Of Borislav Kapukaranov
>> Sent: 06 November 2013 18:33
>> To:
>> Subject: cannot get autoload to work
>> Hi,
>> I'm trying to get autoloading to work with gdb 7.6.1. From the
>> documentation I gather there are two ways to plug in autoloading
>> scripts:
>>  - using files
>>  - or using the DEFINE_GDB_SCRIPT macro
> I tried both ways on latest GDB from git and it seems to work for me.
> For DEFINE_GDB_SCRIPT  macro, If the specified file without any path like
> then it needs to be in the current directory. This is the directory which you
> get from 'pwd' on the terminal.
> You can also specify a path in this macro and then gdb will look for the file
> on that path. You will also have to add the folder where this file is
> in the auto-load safe-path.
>> I can't seem to get any of them working. I have a bunch of spidermonkey
>> pretty printers that seem to be built with autoloading in mind. Since there
>> weren't any style printers I tried with the macro.
>> The docu says "gdb will look for each specified script file first in the current
>> directory".
>> Which is the current dir in this case? - the dir where I start gdb, or the one
>> with the executable or what?
>> Can you point me to examples of both approaches so that I can be able to
>> auto-load pretty printers for my own types?
>> Thanks,
>> Bobby
> Regards,
> Abid

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