Installing edb debugger on Ubuntu

First lets start by installing the needed packages.

Step 1: Install the needed packages

sudo apt-get -y install libqt4-dev libboost1.48-all-dev subversion

Step 2: Building edb-debugger

svn checkout edb-debugger
cd edb-debugger
sudo make install

Step 3: Locate edb

whereis edb

Step 4: Create home directory

cd ~
mkdir .edb

Step 5: Setting up directories

sudo edb

Once the program has launched, goto Directories under Preferences.

  • Set Symbol Directory: /home/$USER/.edb
  • Plugin Directory: /lib64/edb/ (Found in step 3)
  • Session Directory: /home/$USER/.edb

Step 6: Close and then restart edb

Happy debugging!