[lldb-dev] Building and signing debugserver

Richard Mitton richard at codersnotes.com
Tue Aug 6 15:45:40 PDT 2013

Right, I'm just trying to understand how Apple's works without such things.

Or actually, does it? I just tried sshing using the stock 
lldb/debugserver, and that doesn't work either.
Well I guess that answers that...  :)

Richard Mitton
richard at codersnotes.com

On 08/06/2013 03:29 PM, Benjamin Kemper wrote:
> To permanently allow, edit "/etc/authorization" and change the value 
> of the "system.privilege.taskport" key to "allow" (if I remember 
> correctly). Be careful though, as this will allow any program on the 
> system to use task_for_pid. I think you can further play with this to 
> allow only a specific user or group but I haven't tried it yet.
> To allow the use of task_for_pid only for the current SSH session use:
> security authorize -l -c system.privilege.taskport
> On Wed, Aug 7, 2013 at 1:23 AM, Richard Mitton 
> <richard at codersnotes.com <mailto:richard at codersnotes.com>> wrote:
>     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 <mailto:richard at codersnotes.com>
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> Benjamin.

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