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AR# 30219

11.1 EDK - Can I debug ELF-only software applications in XPS?

Description

I have an ELF-only software application in XPS. When I connect to my target board and launch the debugger, I receive a pop-up window stating that I cannot debug ELF-only applications in XPS. How can I work around this problem?

Solution

Generally, ELF-only applications in XPS exist because the software project was imported into SDK. To maintain clarity between software debugging environments, the pop-up window comes so that users will debug their software application in the environment in which it exists and, in this case, SDK.

To debug an ELF-only project in XPS, launch a Cygwin shell and type in the following:

MicroBlaze:

cygwin$ mb-gdb executable.elf

PPC:

cygwin$ powerpc-eabi-gdb executable.elf

AR# 30219
Date Created 02/07/2008
Last Updated 12/15/2012
Status Active
Type General Article