Bob Pomeroy

i.MX53 application and debugging with Eclipse Indigo

Discussion created by Bob Pomeroy on Jul 12, 2011
Latest reply on Jul 28, 2011 by Bob Pomeroy

I'm having great difficulty using Eclipse Indigo to debug an app on my target i.MX53 QSB.  Specifically, I'm trying to debug the inflexion_demo app.  I've imported the project into Eclipse and am able to build and run it as long as I manually copy and run the binary to/on my target board.  What I'd like to do next is run it in debug mode so I can learn a bit more about what's needed in the inflexion code behind files.

My system gets the kernel via tftp and mounts the rootfs using NFS so I know my net connections are good.

I don't think the problem is in Eclipse but in the target.  I've tried setting up both SSH only and FTP only connections in Eclipse only to find that the i.MX53 doesn't have SFTP or FTP.  I've confirmed both of these deficiencies using the command line.

Regarding the SSH/SFTP problem, I'm using dropbear but it doesn't include an SFTP server.  When I try to use openssh instead LTIB can't build it (package download error). 

Regarding the FTP Only connection, I've tried to connect to my target board but no ftp server is running and I can't find one to add in LTIB.


If anyone has successfully used Eclipse Indigo to develop and debug (via gdb/gdbserver) please share your success story.