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@ 2010-10-16 22:54 Timothy Jump
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From: Timothy Jump @ 2010-10-16 22:54 UTC (permalink / raw)
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To clarify, start Insight and go to View/Console and type "tk set

I did this and got

Error: can't read "::pref_init_filename": no such variable

I did this from the project directory and not the Home directory.

What am I missing?

T. Jump

-----Original Message-----
From: Keith Seitz [] 
Sent: Saturday, October 16, 2010 12:31 PM
Subject: Re: .gdbtkinit help

On 10/16/2010 09:59 AM, Timothy Jump wrote:

> I'm using Ubuntu 9.10 and I only find the .gdbtkinit flie in the Home
> directory. I thought there was to be a copy both in the directory where I
> executed Insight (project directory) and in the Home directory but I only
> ever see it in the Home directory.

When you start up Insight, open a console window and type:

"tk set ::pref_init_filename"

This will tell you where Insight thinks your init file is. From reading 
library/prefs.tcl, I see that it will look for .gdbtkinit (or gdbtk.ini 
on Windows) in $CWD (i.e., the directory from which you launched 
Insight). Failing that, it will fall back to $HOME.

Try moving .gdbtkinit from $HOME to $CWD and see if that works.

> I was trying to create either
> separate project directories within the same Home Directory, or set
> different Users (ergo different Home directories) for each different
> so I could have Insight set up specifically for each target/project and
> need to go through the set-up each time.

You should be able to do this exactly as you proposed. I have tried this 
here ("mv ~/.gdbtkinit ."), and that works. I have also not had any 
problems saving my target preferences. So if you have more information 
on that, I would appreciate more details.

Insight keys the session off the name of the executable you are 
debugging. So if you debug several different executables, it will 
(should) save session information (breakpoints, arguments, for example). 
Of course, if all your executables are named the same (but exist for 
different architectures), you might be out of luck. I don't think we use 
architecture as a key.

If you can give me some more information about your setup, I might be 
able to offer other suggestions or even create some patches to help you. 
It would not surprise me too much if non-native preferences has 
bitrotted over the years. I only do native development nowadays.


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