[lldb-dev] Building and signing debugserver

Richard Mitton richard at codersnotes.com
Tue Aug 6 15:23:16 PDT 2013

Hi all,

So I'm trying to build debugserver for OS X. I followed all the steps in 
code_signing.txt and was able to get a debugserver binary.

When I run lldb using this binary, I get a dialog asking for 'Developer 
Tools Access' in order to run it. If I enter my password this works 
fine. (although I'm not sure if it sticks over a reboot)

-However- if I try and SSH into this machine and run it from there, it 
fails ("initial process state wasn't stopped"). I believe this is 
because the permissions dialog only applies to the current session, so 
the SSH shell doesn't inherit it (and can't open a GUI to ask me).

So, what is the process needed to permanently grant permissions for the 
debugserver binary? I can make it work by changing the owner of the file 
to root/wheel and setting the setuid bit, but I'm not sure if this is 
the right solution.

Richard Mitton
richard at codersnotes.com

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