[Qt-creator] Debugging Python Extensions in QtCreator

Campbell Barton ideasman42 at gmail.com
Tue May 20 02:56:44 CEST 2014

Recently I was writing a CPython module, in QtCreator and wasn't able
to debug it.

Note that I would imagine this applies to any C-Extension, where you
don't directly execute the resulting library.

The issue I ran into, is QtCreator wont allow the debugger to start
because it can tell there are no debug symbols in `/usr/bin/python`.

However when using gdb I was able to run python and add breakpoints
into my C extension without any troubles.

Is this a known issue or is there some way to tell QtCreator to ignore
if the binary has no debug syms?

(building a debug Python is also an option) but I ended up just using
gdb directly.
Tested this with Linux.

- Campbell

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