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Getting error "Cannot enable debugging for the Progress 4GL installed".

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Getting error "Cannot enable debugging for the Progress 4GL installed".

  • Due to a problem with my laptop, I recently wiped the hard drive and installed Windows 7 (used to have Windows XP).  As part of this, I reinstalled OpenEdge.  Under Windows XP, I used to be able to enable debugging without any issues.  However since upgrading and reinstalling the softward, I'm getting the above error when I try to enable debugging.  I have adminitrator rights.  Any ideas on what I need to change in order to enable debugging?

    I have checked the registry keys and I have HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Secure\ProDbgCK and the name is C:\SKYWARD\dlc.state and it shows "Debugging enabled".

    Skyward is a product we bought and I've wondered about the name of this and whether it is correct or needs to be something else.


    Thanks!!

  • On my win7 install, I have:

    HKLM\Software\PSC\Progress\ProDbgCk c:\Progress\OpenEdge.state Debugging Enabled

    Actually, I have

    HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\PSC\Progress\ProDbgCk c:\Progress\OpenEdge.state Debugging  Enabled

    but that is on 64bit Windows.

    So make sure that key is set. Also, you can try running PROENV as Administrator (right-click the shortcut and select 'Run as Administrator').

  • Thank you!! Sorry I didn't reply yesterday, I was out with a sick child. I'll try setting up the first key you listed and see if I have any luck. The second one probably wouldn't work since I'm not on 64 bit yet.

    Kristi

  • Kevin,

    When I looked, my key was set to HKLM\Software\PSC\Progress\ProDbgCk c:\Progress\OpenEdge\dlc.state however that file doesn't exist so I can't rename it as I thought.

    I've searched for *.state on my machine and it finds 1 file called in C:\Progress\OpenEdge\prokey32 .cmake.state so it's not related that I can tell.

    Can you tell me what OpenEdge.state contains and can I create it or does it have to come from the install of the OpenEdge product?

    Kristi

  • In the registry editor, you can right-click and select 'Rename' and rename the key.

    I've just checked on another machine (XP 32Bit) and it is also called C:\Progress\OpenEdge.state

    There is no file called OpenEdge.state, it is just a key with a value.

    P.S. Apologies for my late reply, but I have been off ill for the past 2 days..

  • Well I finally got an answer from Progress Tech Support. We are running 10.1B and the debugger isn't supported in that version on Windows 7, we have to go to 10.1C on up. So our choices were either to go back to XP or upgrade our Progress version. We chose to use XP Mode on Windows 7 when we need to debug. It took a little work to set up the environment but it is working.

    Thanks for taking the time to reply Kevin!

    Kristi

  • I just had the same problem. Strangely debugging worked with 10.1A after I create the registry key

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Secure

    although when enabling debugging I got the message

    WARNING: It appears that someone has edited the debugger
    security information which controls whether debugging is enabled
    with something other than this tool.

    With 10.1B03 I just set _debugEnable.exe and prowin32.exe to Windows XP compatibility mode, enabled debugging, and then I could start the debugger.