GDB on Mac OS

Jonas Maebe
Wed Aug 12 13:53:00 GMT 2015

Paul_Koning wrote on Wed, 12 Aug 2015:

> On Aug 11, 2015, at 11:12 PM, Joel Brobecker <> wrote:
>>  - for actual debugging of a live inferior, the debugger needs
>>    to be codesigned - try with a simple example first to see
>>    if you can run a program and break somewhere.
> So is that the reason why so many tests fail?  I know of the  
> codesigning requirement from actually using the debugger (or rather,  
> answering the prompt for my password, which is the alternative).

It's not the alternative, both are required. You won't even get to the  
password prompt without a codesigned binary.

> Where would I look for information on how to do this?

In particular also note the addendum regarding taskgated: you also  
have to add the -p option to that LaunchDaemon plist and reboot before  
gdb will work for non-root users on OS X 10.9 and 10.10.


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