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Bug 153733 - Debugger should start in same directory as runtime
Summary: Debugger should start in same directory as runtime
Alias: None
Product: python
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Debugger (show other bugs)
Version: 6.x
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P3 blocker (vote)
Assignee: jymen
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-11-24 02:19 UTC by sinewalker
Modified: 2009-02-19 22:57 UTC (History)
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script to test / reproduce issue 153733 (2.12 KB, text/x-python)
2008-11-26 09:58 UTC, sinewalker

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Description sinewalker 2008-11-24 02:19:57 UTC
The current working directory (CWD) of the debugger session starts in the NetBeans install directory. This is fine
except if scripts are expecting the CWD to be the directory where the script is located. That is the normal case from
the shell, and also if you run the project from NetBeans without the debugger (e.g. with the F6 key).

Because the CWD is the NetBeans install directory, any python file operations for files expected to be in the same
directory as the script file will fail with "No such file or directory: ..." errors when run in the debugger, but will
work fine normally.

A work-around:

Set a break-point before opening any files etc. Start the debugger, run to the break-point, then issue this from the
interactive Debugging window:

>>> import os
>>> os.chdir('<path_to_project>/src')

You can then continue debugging with the runtime in the expected state.

Suggest the CWD should be the debugging project's /src directory, since this is what it is when you run the project
Comment 1 sinewalker 2008-11-26 09:58:43 UTC
Created attachment 74167 [details]
script to test / reproduce issue 153733
Comment 2 sinewalker 2008-11-26 09:59:41 UTC
Attachment is a Python script to reproduce this behaviour
Comment 3 jymen 2009-01-08 09:39:13 UTC
Fixed in 7.0 trunk build #545 and above