Aptana, XDebug and remote Debugging

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11 Feb, 2010 02:36 PM

Hello Friends,

whenever I click "start debugging" using easy xdebug 1.3 (firefox 3.5.7) on a site on my webserver I want aptana to launch the debugger. But instead of that I get an aptana error window saying:
"Debugger Error: No appropriate file located or no file selected. Debug Terminated. [OK]" (I've tried to develop on an local XAMPP before and it worked fine)

My system is running windows xp home (all SPs/updates installed, IP I'm also running a VirtualBox having Turnkey LAMP installed (IP My aptana version is 2.0.3. When I run phpinfo() on the server I can see that xdebug is installed properly with those settings:

xdebug.remote_enable = On
xdebug.remote_port = 9000
xdebug.remote_host =

I suppose I only got something wrong with my aptana php/debug settings but don't know what...

The aptana settings I've made concerning this feature were:
I added a new server named "Turnkey Lamp VirtualBox" and entered the Url that points to the document root of this server.
For Path Mapping I entered:
path on server /var/www local path u:\

I enabled project specific settings, set XDebug as my default PHP Debugger, Turnkey Lamp VirtualBox as my Server and defined no PHP Executable. I also tried to set up php.exe from the local XAMPP installation - but that doesn't make a difference (yet). My error message is still the same.

For easy xdebug settings i've used "ECLIPSE_XDEBUG" to be my Xdebug.idekey value.

I'd really appreciate if someone could give me a hint if there's a way to get this working somehow... it starts being really annoying... ;-)

  1. 1 Posted by Silver Zachara on 11 Feb, 2010 03:38 PM

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    Look at:

    i'm using as Xdebug.idkey ECLIPSE_DBGP, but im'm using XDebug Helper for FireFox, but the behavior is the same

  2. 2 Posted by phill54 on 11 Feb, 2010 05:25 PM

    phill54's Avatar

    Thanks, I checked it out, but this can't be it. The problem persists.

    The errormessage i receive gets thrown by aptana
    (aptana icon in window decorator)

    I attached a screenshot of the errormessage...

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