André André - 5 months ago 45
C++ Question

gdb os x sierra 10.12.3 not working

the problem is already known, that gdb doesn't work with OS X Sierra anymore.

This is really annoying, since I researched already about the solution, and there were some solutions, but they apparently don't work anymore. I tried to use the .gdbinit file solution and the disable csrutil solution, both doesn't work.

Sooo my question is: Does anyone know how to fix it in 10.12.3 ?

Thank you very much!

Answer Source

So thanks to Basile Starynkevitch, who just gave me the idea to update gdb


You simply have to update gdb for the latest version (which is 7.12.1 currently). Assuming you have installed Homebrew:

That's what I did:

brew update 
brew remove gdb
brew install gdb

It has now updated to the latest version.

Now codesign gdb again with the cert that you used before.

sudo killall taskgated
codesign -fs gdb-certi /usr/local/bin/gdb 
launchctl load /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/

Last step is still to use the workaround to create the .gdbinit file:

nano ~/.gdbinit 

-> set startup-with-shell off

Debugging works for me now :) (OS X Sierra 10.12.3 - gdb 7.12.1).