Insight is a graphical user interface to GDB, the GNU Debugger written in Tcl/Tk by people working at Red Hat, Inc. and Cygnus Solutions. Red Hat has generously donated Insight to the public and even pays a few people to work on it occasionally.
But one problem exists , Insight is hard to get now and a lot of people might want it because Jeff exclusively uses it in his book namely 'Assembly Language Step by Step Programming with Linux' and so did I , Therefore I built an appimage for insight and so other folks who stumbles upon the same problem don't have to wreck their head on compiling insight from source. Infact you don't even have to install anything , Just download a binary and mark it executable.
Download the binary and mark it executable as mentioned in the table below , This does not depend on anything this can even run in a live boot without installing anything, Have fun!
$ chmod +x Insight-continuous-x86_64.AppImage $ ./Insight-continuous-x86_64.AppImage
A Tcl/Tk Frontend for GDB. This is a portable package of insight for the sake of Jeff Duntemann's amazing book. -- Antony Jr.
Important note: Please use absolute paths when using command line arguments like
If you want support for 32 bits then rise a issue because nowadays modern pc's are not 32 bits but Jeff Duntemann's book is dealing with IA-32 where this tool is required , Irony!
Thanks to redhat, Insight's git repo is still kept alive at
But be warned that building it from source is very challenging when its done in a modern os and also requires you to provide Tcl/Tk libraries externally. I bet you will be satisfied with the portable binary.
This portable package is only possible because of these projects , do check them out.
- Assembly Step by Step - Inspiration to make this project.
- AppImage - Used to package the portable binary.
- Travis-CI - Used to build insight with an old version of ubuntu.
- Insight/RedHat - Thanks to RedHat for keeping this alive to this date.
Only the patches and build scripts are under , The MIT License.
Copyright (C) 2018 Antony Jr.