I have used the debugger in PDSOE for years but now need to set it up/use it in a character environment. Is launching the step debugger in Progress a thing? I can add -debugalert and get the stack trace and such but want to be able to launch the debugger. Progress version is 10.2B07 and OS is Redhat Linux and/or CentOS. Thanks in advance for any information.
I have never been able to run a symbolic debugger from Linux with Character code.
However I have run the character code under windows and in this way I was able to call the debugger.
My "lazy" approach was to
Run the Progress executable C:\Progress\OpenEdge\bin\_progres.exe NB I included the parameters for my served DB's in my Target.
This opens a progress editor in which I ran a piece of code
that set my propath pointing at my local code repository
called a local version of the start program for the application
this contained a call to the debugger i.e.
DEFINE VARIABLE LV_DEBUG AS LOGICAL NO-UNDO.
LV_DEBUG = DEBUGGER:INITIATE().
LV_DEBUG = DEBUGGER:SET-BREAK().
If your environment is set up to run debug this fires the debugger screen.
I would then set a break to the procedure(s) I required.
BTW my ini contained the line
There was an amount of setup I had to complete like creating version so of directories etc, bypassing/replacing some code members that made direct calls to the OS. Once that was done I could run my character code and step through it in the debugger.
I Hope this Helps