[wingide-users] Need su permission in wingide debugger

YEU-JIUN WANG yeujiun at gmail.com
Mon Nov 26 00:35:55 MST 2007

I've successfully done the debug by copy wingdbstub.py and wingdebugpw
as the link described to the directory of the code and also modify the
WINGHOME = '/Applications/WingIDE.app/Contents/MacOS' in

Thanks a lot!

On Nov 23, 2007 2:19 PM, Wingware Support <support at wingware.com> wrote:
> YEU-JIUN WANG wrote:
> > I'm using wingide in mac os x. I need to debug under wingide when
> > using ctypes to access '/dev/bpf0' that need the su permission. Does
> > anybody know how to do it? Thanks!!
> Hi,
> You will need either need to run Wing as root (which we don't really
> recommend) or run the debug process with su permission and connect
> back to Wing IDE with wingdbstub.  This is explained here:
> http://wingware.com/doc/debug/debugging-externally-launched-code
> I think you can also change permissions on /dev/bpf0.  I found
> the following which seems to suggestion this:
> http://list.nfr.com/pipermail/nfr-users/1999-July/001779.html
> However, I don't know much about the security implications.
> Using the wingdbstub solution is probably the safest.
> --
> Stephan Deibel
> Wingware | Python IDE
> Advancing Software Development
> www.wingware.com

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