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asked 2020-07-05 11:01:47 -0600

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updated 2020-07-15 22:21:28 -0600

I found Wing when searching for a Windows (10 Home) IDE to remote debug some python on my PI 3B, it looks like just what I want but as a newbie I have failed at the first hurdle, getting the Pi debugger package installed!

I am trying to follow these instructions. link text I downloaded the debugger package (wing-debugger-linux-arm32- to Windows then placed it on my Pi in a suitable directory, made it executable, but it errors when I use it.

tar (child): wing-debugger-linux-arm32- Cannot open: No such file or directory tar (child): Error is not recoverable: exiting now tar: Child returned status 2 tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

Up to now I have used PuTTY and WinSCP to tinker with my PI so I know its IP and can ssh to it no problem, however they are always password protected connections. Can someone guide me please?

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answered 2020-07-11 10:45:15 -0600

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Thanks to Wing Support I have now got the PuTTY the keys in place and a no password connection to my RPI. Onwards and upwards!

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answered 2020-07-11 10:29:05 -0600

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Thanks, I have submitted a bug report as requested.

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answered 2020-07-06 09:07:03 -0600

updated 2020-07-08 08:19:01 -0600

I think doing the following will work (I suspect tar on your Rapsberry Pi is not automatically figuring out that the file is bz2 compressed):

tar xjf wing-debugger-linux-arm32-

However, it sounds like you are mixing up the manual debug setup and using Wing Pro's remote development feature, which would install this package automatically. Although you would need to set up an ssh key pair, it's probably easier to do that and use Wing Pro's remote development support. Instructions for setting up the ssh key pair are here:

This replaces entering your password every time you log in with storing your credentials in PuTTY's pageant ssh agent.

Then follow the instructions in the Raspberry Pi How-To in the section "Remote Development with Wing Pro":

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Thanks for the reply and links. I used the instructions for the Personal version but the 'tar' line errored, as I said in my post.

I have just followed the ssh pair instructions from the first link you gave. I have completed it but without success, I still need the password to access my PI from a Terminal window or even from PuTTY.

A couple of comments about those instructions, if I may.

I had to run puttygen.exe as Administrator to save files in the default folder. has to be saved in the same folder as id_rsa.ppk and for plink to find it.

Pagent.exe places an icon in the System tray not in the corner of the screen.

Not sure what to do now!

peterb's avatar peterb  ( 2020-07-06 14:28:54 -0600 )edit

In an attempt to move forward I downloaded Wing Pro and started a new project. The start was promising but this has also stumbled, message text below: Does this help to identify where I am going wrong?

Scripts: Loading script directory C:\Users\Peter\AppData\Roaming\Wing Pro 7\scripts
Scripts: Loading script directory C:\Program Files (x86)\Wing Pro 7.2\scripts
Scripts: Skipping module brief from C:\Program Files (x86)\Wing Pro 7.2\scripts\ (_ignore_scripts is set)
Scripts: Skipping module example from C:\Program Files (x86)\Wing Pro 7.2\scripts\ (_ignore_scripts is set)
Scripts: Skipping module pylintpanel from C:\Program Files (x86)\Wing Pro 7.2\scripts\ (_ignore_scripts is set)
General: Scanned 1 Python installations
General: Scanned 2 Python installations
General: Scanned 3 Python installations
General: Installed updates:
Debugger: Python Shell Could Not Start::Could not ...
peterb's avatar peterb  ( 2020-07-07 10:29:07 -0600 )edit

This just shows that debugging didn't start but without a reason. It might help to see the IDE-side log which you can submit with a bug report from Wing's Help menu. Also, if it exists the file ~/.wingpro7/remote-agent.log from the Raspberry Pi would be useful. That's the remote agent side log. Between the two logs we'll hopefully be able to narrow down the problem. I'd recommend emailing the remote-agent.log to and not posting it here.

Wingware Support's avatar Wingware Support  ( 2020-07-07 13:26:33 -0600 )edit

Thanks, I have submitted a bug report as requested.

peterb's avatar peterb  ( 2020-07-08 13:07:55 -0600 )edit

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