GDB no workie? Permission problem?

Yasuhiro KIMURA yasu at
Mon Aug 10 17:28:10 UTC 2020

From: "Ronald F. Guilmette" <rfg at>
Subject: GDB no workie? Permission problem?
Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2020 10:01:03 -0700

> I seem to vaguely recall some "security" options being presented
> at system install time, and I do believe one of these had to do
> with ptrace.  So I guess that I must have made the Wrong Choice
> with respect to that one. OK. Fine.  Now how do I fix that misake
> on my part, short of re-installing the whole bloody system?

"System Hardening" stage of installation is handled by
/usr/libexec/bsdinstall/hardening and it is shell script. So if you
understand syntax of bourne shell you can undo your system hardening
settings by reading it.

Yasuhiro KIMURA

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