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DXR --- Introduction: ------------- DXR is a source code cross-reference tool that uses static analysis data collected by instrumented compilers. DXR was created in order to build on tools like LXR and MXR. DXR only runs on Linux for the moment. Prerequisites: -------------- You need a copy of python (at least 2.6), python-sqlite, and sqlite 3.7+. If you want to use the output HTML, you will need a web-server of some kind. Individual tools have further requirements: cxx-clang: A copy of clang. Setup: ------ DXR is primarily a database of source code information. You need a lot of space to do this, and a fast computer helps a lot. DXR uses a configuration file to specify the different build trees and specifying the commands needed to build those. Check the sample.config file in the DXR source root directory for examples. 1) Create a wwwdir (e.g., /var/www/html/dxr) for the DXR interface. 2) DXR uses config info from an INI style config file. Copy dxrsrc/dxr.config to your wwwdir and alter for your environment. 3) Copy (or symlink) the contents of dxrsrc/www to your web dir. If $DXRSRC is the path to the DXR source code and $WWWDIR is the path to the wwwdir, you can do: ln -s -t $WWWDIR $DXRSRC/www/* 4) Copy sample.config and modify to fit your setup From here on there are 2 ways to build your source tree: 5a) Run dxrsrc/update.sh <config> <tree-name> (eg. update.sh my.config mozilla-central), this script will pull, build and index the source tree. Or alternatively, do this step by step: 5b) Run . dxrsrc/setup-env.sh <config> <tree-name> to set up your environment, where <config> is the path to the dxr.config file to use, and <tree-name> is the name of the source tree to index as specified in the configuration file. The single `.' at the beginning is very important; otherwise, your shell will not have the necessary variables exported. 6b) Compile and build your program. It is recommended that you use a separate build directory from your source directory. If the variable DXR_INDEX_OUTPUT is set on the command line, this will be used to store the output csv files instead of the original source directory, so it should match the objdir specified in dxr.config. This can also be specified in the objdir key for the project entry in dxr.config 7b) Run the cross-reference generator: dxrsrc/dxr-index.py -f /path/to/web/dir/dxr.config You can optionally install the sqlite3 command line interface if it is not already installed on your system. You don't strictly need it, but it makes accessing the database manually easier. Running: ------- You can build your source, create the xref database, and create the static HTML content as follows: dxrsrc/dxr-index.py -f /path/to/web/dir/dxr.config This will post-process the data into dxr.sqlite. It will also build the static html and create a full-text search index. All these files will be created in the wwwdir using the name of the tree you provided in dxr.config. You will end up with the following structure: /var/www/html/dxr (or whereever your wwwdir is located) /index.html (auto-generated during dxr-index.py) /tree (symlink to tree-current) /tree-current /.dxr_xref /tree.sqlite /index_bob.dat [A pickle file of plugin data] /file_list.txt [A list of source files] /file_index.txt [An index of the source files] More Information: ----------------- For more information, please see https://wiki.mozilla.org/DXR.