Questions tagged [debugging]

Debugging is a methodical process of finding and reducing the number of bugs, or defects, in a computer program.

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How can I debug random Emacs server crashes?

I generally have a long-running instance of emacs --daemon, which I connect to with various emacsclients. Recently I have started experiencing random crashes. I say "random" because I haven't been ...
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Edebug orgmode source code blocks with input variables

What is the standard method to debug emacs-lisp orgmode source code blocks with input variables as header arguments? I found the hacky solution to insert the following snipped in front of a source ...
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How to investigate “color bleeding”?

I frequently have color-bleed issues in emacs, most often with AUCTeX: all of a sudden and for no apparent reason, the line I'm writing will be fontified as math. First things first: no, I do not ...
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list of current variables in a buffer for Python code

I would like to find a way to reproduce the "Workspace" of Matlab or the equivalent "Variables" window of the awesome pudb debugger directly in emacs for python code: it is a window which details the ...
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Display all local variables within a edebug session

When using edebug one can get a local variable by command describe-variable (C-h v), but are there any ways to display all local variables? For example in Python you can call locals() in a pdb ...
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Quitting emacs is very slow

Quitting my Emacs takes a really long time. Is there a good way to track what's happening while quitting Emacs? (So far I'm turning to git blame to figure out what changes I have made to cause this ...
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Multiple Quit messages in my *Messages* buffer

When I hold C-p or C-n to navigate any page, the movement is jerky and I get multiple Quit messages in my *Messages* buffer. I checked the C-h l to see the commands ran, it only has the C-n [next-...
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Spacemacs C++ debugging?

What tools are you using for setting Breakpoints visualize Variables within Spacemacs? I had a look at gdb but it felt awkward to set the breakpoints separated from the source files. I would like to ...
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Emacs sometimes fails to save files

I'm experiencing a weird problem with Emacs on Windows where sometimes, after a while, the current buffer I'm in throws an error when attempting to save the file. I can't seem to reliably reproduce ...
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Display all internet connections during startup

How can I display all Internet connections that are used during startup? Sometimes I work in a low speed Internet environment and I would like to remove all the Internet connection code during startup....
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Why is emacs freezing and how can I prevent it? (likely involving org agenda)

What would cause emacs to "mostly" freeze when creating an org agenda? I say "mostly" because when you type C-g, it does show "Quit" in the minibuffer, and the time logging number in the minibuffer ...
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Emacs typing backwards

So, sometimes when I go into a buffer that has a [ as the first character (such as .ini files) emacs suddenly starts typing everything backwards. In other words, if I press the keys y e s I get out s ...
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Why doesn't auto-complete work in ruby-mode?

I have spent several days trying to debug auto-complete, it is working properly in Elisp mode, but when I go in Ruby mode it stops working. auto-complete-mode runs successfully, but the menu of ...
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Valgrind interface for emacs

Is there an interface similar to 'gdb-mi' for using Valgrind in emacs? What are some ways to use Valgrind inside emacs?
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Debugging in Unity3d with emacs?

I develop in Unity, and have been using emacs as my text editor for development. Debugging however has always needed to be done through monodevelop (and it crashes half the time while doing this). My ...
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Emacs/realgud/Python: How to display variables at each step?

Using emacs and realgud one can have a separate buffer that automatically shows where the program is currently stopped (by displaying that line of source code). Is there an easy way to get realgud to ...
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How to diagnose emacs hanging and 100% cpu on startup?

How can I diagnose this issue? I've tried using strace and I see the following that seems to be stuck in a loop: recvfrom(5, "\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0"..., ...
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Extremely slow startup on Windows - How to debug?

I have a serious problem with an extremely slow spacemacs startup (emacs-init-time = ~200s). (The server works, but this is so slow I cannot debug some other problems that I am trying to fix) My ...
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debugging: how to optimize a RealGUD workflow

I code in Python and I my workflow uses debuggers (I coded for 8 years in Matlab). I develop numerical simulation codes: most of the time it returns a result, the question is: "Is the result right?" ...
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inhibit-read-only affects all buffers when *Backtrace* buffer is open

I use buffer-read-only as a safety measure for anything that is important. Recently, I have been debugging functions that use inhibit-read-only and I leave the *Backtrace* open to go about my ...
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how can I debug or fix slowness in org-cycle?

running org-cycle appears to hang sometimes. I've run M-x profiler-start <tab> ;; bound to org-cycle C-g ;; to cancel apparently-hung command M-x profiler-report and I see that a bunch of time ...
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init error: file missing - cl-generic after any time I edit settings.org file

I am using org mode to organize my various Emacs settings. Within my init.el file I just have (taking out initial comments): ;;; Code: (package-initialize) (eval-when-compile (require 'use-package))...
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Tramp hanging on writing or opening file

Tramp consistently hangs, for me, when opening or writing a remote file. None of the ‘why is Tramp hanging...?’ resources I've found seem to address my situation. What's odd is that this used to ...
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neotree: `all-the-icons-icon-for-dir` raises void-function error

I am getting an error with neotree and i dont know why the arguments from call-interactively are nil. Edit: The Problem is within neotree and i have an empty init file just with neotree and the ...
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How to open 3 emacs windows when debugging using gdb

I am debugging a program that outputs 8 or more lines of display and requires input. So my IO window has to be say 10 rows or so in height. But I also want to see the source code AND of course the ...
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How can i resolve tramp-error: Not a Tramp file name: using a /docker address?

Trying to set up .dir-locals to use a custom python interpreter inside a container so i can use run-python and get the REPL inside the container. I have this setup which seems to partially work in ...
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`<dead-grave> is undefined`

for a few month, I use Emacs for Latex, and I am French. today (for the first time) when I use C-c ` to see my errors, Emacs answers <dead-grave> is undefined I try to add in my .emacs (...
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Is it possible to debug Django from gud-pdb?

Brand new to gud/pdb and I am trying to run the Django development server from emacs. I can't seem to set breakpoints that affect the running server, though. I am invoking PDB with M-x pdb, then ...
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Emacs really laggy on prog-mode

I noticed Emacs was really laggy on any mode derived from prog-mode two days ago. Before that, everything was fine. I can navigate on a 1000+ lines org-mode file without problem, but I can't even type ...
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Edebug REPL / IELM

I toggled edebug-defun on a function I'm studying. Once the debugger kicks in, how can I fire a REPL with access to the symbols being debugged?
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How to debug hanging emacs-async command?

I'm trying to set up a function running on my timer to refresh my org-gcal files by using the emacs-async library as follows: (async-get (async-start `(lambda () ,(async-inject-variables "...
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Getting gdb to work for this project

For this project, I cannot seem to get M-x gdb to work in Emacs 25.1 (on Ubuntu 14.04.5 64-bit if it matters - this should be the case for any Ubuntu-based Linux in general I imagine). Steps to ...
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emacs crashes while opening .emacs file

When i try to open my .emacs file with emacs i get an error as such. $ emacs .emacs Fatal error 11: Segmentation fault Backtrace: emacs[0x4f74cb] emacs[0x4dcf3e] emacs[0x4f611e] emacs[0x4f6283]...
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Emacs freezes while editing a tex file

Emacs freezes while I was moving cursor in a latex file with AucTeX-mode (and LaTeX-mode). Emacs becomes black and I can do nothing, including C-g. I followed the approach in this answer, and obtained ...
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Can't exit Emacs with error “End of file during parsing”

Every time I press c-x c-c to exit Emacs, it shows "End of file during parsing" in the minibuffer. I cursorily examined my .emacs and did not find any mismatching parenthesis. Any idea what's the ...
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Debugging a “Warning (bytecomp): reference to free variable” message

I just upgraded to a new bleeding edge version of Emacs in OS X: brew install emacs --HEAD --use-git-head --with-cocoa --with-gnutls --with-rsvg --with-imagemagick I understand that this version is ...
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c-indent-line-or-region: Variable binding depth exceeds max-specpdl-size

I'm trying to define a new major mode using define-generic-mode and want to try reusing c-indent-line-or-region for my indent-line-function. I've inserted (set (make-local-variable 'indent-line-...
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wildcard expansion in buffer

I'm debugging with pdb in emacs and one of the parameters to the program I'm debugging is a list of regular expressions wrapped in quotes. Basically, pdb someProgram.py 'regex .* .*' from the ...
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Unable to get backtrace for error

I have installed paredit & need to turnoff smartparens. I checked this answer and I have added (advice-add #'smartparens-mode :before-until (lambda (&rest args) t)) to my prelude starter ...
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org-mind-map unable to find flatten and dot command

I get the following error when running org-mind-map. Paths the each are as follows: $ which unflatten /usr/local/bin/unflatten $ which dot /usr/local/bin/dot How to tell org-mind-map to access ...
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`scad-mode` (derived from CC Mode) hangs Emacs. How to debug/fix?

I have found that scad-mode.el, a derived mode from CC Mode, which can be found here: https://github.com/openscad/openscad/blob/master/contrib/scad-mode.el hangs emacs if I type #( into the window,...
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org-insert-link sometimes produces “wrong type argument: stringp, nil” after prolonged use of emacs

It usually happens after a couple of days of use that C-c C-l / org-insert-link inside .org files does not allow me to insert new links anymore. What I want to do is interactively insert link ...
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Why an error when calling a command in a specific buffer?

Q: why do I get errors when calling a command from a specific buffer, but not in any other buffer? Scratch all of what I had previously said about call-interactively (see strikethrough below for ...
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org-mode internal link works only in some cases

I have an .org document with the following structure. * Headline 1 This is some text * Headline 2 :Custom_id: h2 This is heading number two ** Sub heading 1 <<target>> ** Sub heading ...
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org-ref “Unbalanced parentheses”, 20306, 18248 error

I am new to org-mode and I am learning to use it to replace markdown for academic writing. M-x org-ref gave me this error: org-ref "Unbalanced parentheses", 20306, 18248 error What should I do ...
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Some lisp errors not showing a backtrace

I have a few custom written methods in my init file. They run in to null issues - too often :) Anywhen, I noticed for some errors emacs pull up a backtrace/debugger prompt for me. But often the error ...
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`gud-print` results in “Text is read-only” message

Whenever I run gud-print (C-xC-aC-p) with my cursor positioned on a variable while debugging with GUD (specifically via the gdb command), I get the message "Text is read-only" in the echo area. I can'...
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pop-to-buffer: Wrong type argument: window-valid-p, #<window 117>PNG warning: Interlace handling should be turned on when using png_read_image

I occasionally run into the following error when opening a new file with projectile: pop-to-buffer: Wrong type argument: window-valid-p, #<window 117>PNG warning: Interlace handling should be ...
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end of file during parsing during org-mode export to latex

I have a weird thing going on with emacs on Fedora 29. Once in a blue moon, my Emacs will go HA! you cannot export to LaTeX with the "error": end of file during parsing during. However, if I move ...
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Emacs flashes when changing buffer with `ido-switch-buffer`

When I change buffer via ido-switch-buffer and enter a python buffer my entire Emacs flashes visually for a second. If I handle other files the same way, it does not. What can be the reason for that? ...