Debuggin Python API C extension (iocompython)

Install dependencies

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install build-essential
sudo apt-get build-dep python3.8
sudo apt-get install python3-dev

Just to make it doubly sure that we got all, run

sudo apt-get update \
   && sudo apt-get install -y build-essential git libexpat1-dev libssl-dev zlib1g-dev \
  libncurses5-dev libbz2-dev liblzma-dev \
  libsqlite3-dev libffi-dev tcl-dev linux-headers-generic libgdbm-dev \
  libreadline-dev tk tk-dev

Installing Kivy

Kivy from “master” branch must be used, older did not work with Python 3.8, etc new stuff (30.5.2020). I needed to run install also with sudo to make installation complete “sudo pip install kivy[base]…” ?

sudo apt-get install -y ffmpeg libsdl2-dev libsdl2-image-dev libsdl2-mixer-dev libsdl2-ttf-dev
sudo apt-get install -y libportmidi-dev libswscale-dev libavformat-dev libavcodec-dev zlib1g-dev
sudo apt-get install libjpeg-dev

pip install kivy[base] kivy_examples --pre --extra-index-url

Debug Python with QT creator

QT creator needs to be started with script which sets LD_LIBRARY_PATH and PYTHONPATH do that debugging works.

  • Select run in terminal if opening from file explorer.
  • Remember to build DEBUG version of iocompython.
  • Here debugging with Python code /coderoot/iocom/extensions/iocompython/examples/ispy/

Select [Debug][Start Debugging][Start and Debug External Application]. Set Python program to debug as command line argument.


debug python as external application.