CCES 2.8.0. debug not working


I have been developing an application on ADSP-21489 Ez-kit for about 2 months now, and i had no problems with debugging till today. My console output states:  

Loading application: "..............dxe"
Load complete.

but i cant start my debug session at all. First i reinstalled the CCES, but without any success. Then i saw a message in the error log that states:

INFO - CCES install path: C:/Analog Devices/CrossCore Embedded Studio 2.8.0/; environment variable CCES_HOME: not set

then i set the viariable and got this message when starting cces:

INFO - CCES install path: C:/Analog Devices/CrossCore Embedded Studio 2.8.0/; environment variable CCES_HOME: C:\Analog Devices\CrossCore Embedded Studio 2.8.0\

but nothing changes. i also sometimes get warnings when i want to start the debug session:

Enablement expression is missing for config provider for org.eclipse.cdt.debug.core.coreBuildDescriptorType

Enablement expression is missing for descriptor type org.eclipse.cdt.debug.core.coreBuildDescriptorType

and i really dont know what to make of them. any help please? this problem occured when i plotted an array (did that a lot of times before) if that makes any difference.

Thank you for reading.

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    •  Analog Employees 
    on Apr 16, 2019 1:40 PM over 1 year ago


    As you mentioned that "i cant start my debug session at all", please let us know whether you are facing any error.If so please describe your issue in detail along with screenshots.

    Please try to open the project in new workspace and see whether you are facing the same issue.Also delete the existing debug configuration and create new one.Please refer the below CCES help:
    CrossCore® Embedded Studio 2.8.0 > Integrated Development Environment > Debugging Executable Files > Creating a Launch Configuration for a CCES Application

    If you have an access to different machines,please confirm that you are facing the same issue.

    Also share us the complete screenshot of the system information of your machine.This can be done by pressing Windows+R to open the Run box. Type “msinfo32” into the “Open” field, and then hit Enter.

    Can you please confirm whether you have followed the below steps to check the Environment variable PATH:

    1. Go to Control Panel -> System and Security -> System
    2. Click the Advanced system settings.
    3. Click Environment Variables.

    Please check if you have the CCES_HOME environment variable set and make sure that it's set to the right installation of CCES? e.g., As you are running CCES 2.8.0, the CCES_HOME environment variable should be set to the CCES 2.8.0 install directory.If 'CCES_HOME' is not found in system variables list, please add a new variable with the variable name 'CCES_HOME' and add the installation folder path in the variable value field.Please refer attached screenshot(Image_1.jpg).

    If you set the environmental variable CCES_HOME to a directory other than the CCES installation that you're using then Debug sessions will not operate correctly.CCES_HOME can be used to overwrite internal behavior but is not generally required to be set by the user.We are tracking an update to improve the use of this variable, so that our users do not run into unexpected problems.

    Santha kumari.K

  • Hi, thank you for this prompt response. i somehow didnt restart my computer after setting the envirnonment variable so the changes didnt apply correctly. now everything works fine. sorry for bothering with such a trivial case

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    •  Analog Employees 
    on Apr 17, 2019 10:49 AM over 1 year ago in reply to letimdragi


    Thank you for the update!!!