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March 5th, 2009, 02:02 AM

I just installed bash debugger bashdb under ${HOME}/bin/bashdb-4.0-0.2/bin. Now I want to use it in emacs.

As bashdb.el indicates, I add into .emacs "(autoload 'bashdb "bashdb" "BASH Debugger mode via GUD and bashdb" t)". However I got this "cannot open load file: bashdb" error when "M-x bashdb". The error remains when I add this to ".emacs":
(setq load-path
(append (list nil "${HOME}/bin/bashdb-4.0-0.2/bin/"
I am not sure if PATH also has effect, but I include bashdb path into it.

Thanks in advance!

May 19th, 2009, 04:13 AM
Using the absolute path to bashdb.el worked for me.

In summary, add something similar to your .emacs file :

(autoload 'bashdb "/usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/bashdb/bashdb.el" "BASH Debugger mode via GUD and bashdb" t)