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[solved] Lost in Configuration ... Tool chains and their location

  • I'm using Windows 7 and the latest beta of QtCreator. I have problems setting the correct paths for the tool chains.

    I understand ( thank you Tobias Hunger ) that for GCCE I need:
    compiler - "C:\QtSDK\Symbian\tools\gcce4\bin\arm-none-symbianelf-g++.exe" and debugger - "C:\QtSDK\pythongdb\python_2.7based\gdb-arm-none-symbianelf.exe".

    But what about MinGW? Is this correct:
    compiler - "C:\QtSDK\mingw\bin\g++.exe" and debugger - "C:\QtSDK\mingw\bin\gdb.exe"?
    There is an error if I try to debug:

    bq. "The gdb installed at C:\QtSDK\mingw\bin\gdb.exe cannot find a valid python installation in its python.25 subdiectory. You may set the environment variable PYTHONPATH to point to your installation." .

    I added this variable but I wasn't sure where it should point to and then remove it.

    What is needed to be in my PATH in order the SDK to work the way it is supposed to? ( I think I messed with it badly ) It shouldn't be a problem that I have Microsoft Visual C++ Compiler auto-detected?

    I want to start writing code and stop fighting with the whole SDK ( and my stupidity ) :)

  • The compiler path is the complete path to the compilers exectuable (for Mingw/Gcc that is the gcc or g++ binary).

    The debugger is the complete path to the debugger executable. That is usually either cdb.exe for MSVC binaries or gdb.

    Qt Creator makes heavy use of the python support in newer versions of Gcc to produce human-readable output of many Qt datatypes. That seems to be missing in the gdb you have set up. Luckily we do ship known-to-be-good debuggers as part of Qt Creator in the pythongdb subdirectory of the Qt Creator installation (for embedded platforms as well as for 32bit mingw on windows).

    The Mingw that is configured as part of the Qt Creator installation will have the right settings, so just copy those.

  • I have installed the latest snapshot ( again :) ) and now everything is working.
    Thank you :)

  • We did fix a lot of bugs since the beta, working towards the RC release.

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    hmm... I have set to use the pythongdb , but it crash in launching. it just prompt a dailog and said "gdb is crashed". I have tried the gdb come with qtcreator 2.2 and 2010.05.01. Both are same. Any idea of the cause of problem?


  • Please file a "bug report": if something crashes!

    This is especially if you can provide good information on how to reproduce the issue and/or a backtrace. In case of a debugger issue the debugger log (top right in the debugger view) is absolutely necessary for us to find the issue, too, so please also include that.

    Looking forward to your report!

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