GDB

The GNU C/C++ debugger

Saturday, Feb 15, 2020

GDB

Getting Started

macOS

  1. Install GDB using Homebrew
brew install gdb
  1. Paste the contents of this file into gdb.xml on your machine
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN"
"http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
  <dict>
      <key>com.apple.security.cs.allow-jit</key>
      <true/>
      <key>com.apple.security.cs.allow-unsigned-executable-memory</key>
      <true/>
      <key>com.apple.security.cs.allow-dyld-environment-variables</key>
      <true/>
      <key>com.apple.security.cs.disable-library-validation</key>
      <true/>
      <key>com.apple.security.cs.disable-executable-page-protection</key>
      <true/>
      <key>com.apple.security.cs.debugger</key>
      <true/>
      <key>com.apple.security.get-task-allow</key>
      <true/>
  </dict>
</plist>
  1. Generate a codesign certificate titled gdb in the Keychain application

  2. Run the following script:

codesign --entitlements ./gdb.xml -fs 'gdb' =gdb