Has anyone successfully been able to configure ArcGIS 10 to use PyDev's debugging server for debugging? How do you set that up? I have PyDev working fine by itself, with ArcPy working fine, but I can't bind the debugger to scripts I run from ArcToolbox. I notice you can specify a debugger in ArcGIS, so I was wondering if it's possible to use the PyDev debug server. Anyone have opinions/tips/guidance?

  • What happens when you specify PyDev as the debugger in the options window? – James Schek Mar 23 '11 at 22:15
  • PyDev is just an extension to Eclipse, so I'm not sure how one would go about formatting the proper text to enter there. – Kenton W Mar 24 '11 at 16:22

http://pydev.org/manual_adv_remote_debugger.html looks like it has instructions that will do the trick.

You'll have to make some additions to your python code itself, specifically:

  • Make an addition to sys.path so it includes the path for pydevd.py from the Eclipse plugin (Alternatively, you could set the PYTHONPATH environment variable).

  • Import the pydevd module and call pydevd.settrace().

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