Re: ROOT and GDB

From: Axel Naumann <>
Date: Fri, 06 May 2005 12:41:23 +0200


even with that, root's delayed .so loading (e.g. with user libs) is sometimes a problem for GDB. I wrote a web page on how to debug root with gdb (mostly an introduction) a while ago, it's now available at


Rene Brun wrote:

> Alberto,
> Instead of
>   gdb root
> do
>   gdb root.exe
> Rene Brun
> On Fri, 6 May 2005, Alberto Pulvirenti wrote:

>>Dear all,
>>I have written a shared library which I recall into a ROOT session to do
>>some stuff.
>>Of course, it has to be debugged, but when I try to check where it has
>>problems, I do not manage to use GDB, because ROOT catches the error,
>>but returns me a useless message. Using the ROOT stacktrace doesn't help
>>me in any way, and I would like to use GDB, but the error is caught
>>before GDB can recognize it, so I actually can't debug such library.
>>Is there a way to exclude this ROOT error-catching tool, in order to
>>debug my program with GDB?
>> Alberto

> Received on Fri May 06 2005 - 12:44:39 MEST

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