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adds integration with ida 7 #893

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gitoleg commented Nov 5, 2018

This PR adds an integration with IDA PRO 7 and doesn't break a support of the previous IDA version. Also, there are not any changes from the user perspective, like new parameters to configure script or cmd line parameters.


So, right now we have two IDA versions, and we need to support both of them.
Luckily for us, the only observable difference for bap side is a naming of IDA executables:

 IDA 6:  idaq  |  idal  |  idaq64  |  idal64  
 IDA 7:  ida   |  idat  |  ida64   |  idat64  

I don't see any reasons to make changes in our configure script, e.g. to add an --ida-version parameter, because it will add a bunch of bugs and issues.
Anyway, IDA versions don't change too fast (e.g. like LLVM versions do), so I wouldn't be so eager to tie anything but some implementation details to concrete IDA version.
And finally, bap exec --ida-path=... is sufficient to switch between two versions (if someone ever need to).


This all looks good, but I have a hope that since IDA 7.x we no longer have to impose the same restrictions on the terminal (headless) version of IDA, and it might work in more general context (if not to say always).
So could you please check if we can actually run idat/idat64 always?

  1. Please, refine the error messaging so that your invariants won't leak (in other words do not imply that a user will have the same context as you the code writer)
  2. Do we expect idat to work fine on Mac OS X also?

ivg approved these changes Nov 7, 2018

| Ida_python_missed-> 5
let string_of_failure = function
| Ida_not_exists -> "IDA path not exists"

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ivg Nov 7, 2018


doesn't exist

@gitoleg gitoleg merged commit d2a18af into BinaryAnalysisPlatform:master Nov 8, 2018

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