I need to use Valgrind to debug an application. However it seems not to be installed on Devcloud. Morover, it depends on libc6-dbg, so I cannot install it at my home from source either. How can I use this tool on Devcloud?

Thank you.

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Thanks for reaching out to us.

You can install Valgrind using conda channel.

Please find the below steps:

1.    Create a new conda environment and activate it as below:

    conda create -n <env_name> python=3.6
    source activate <env_name>

2.  Install Valgrind

    conda install -c conda-forge valgrind


If you face any issues, please let us know.

Hello, AthiraM.

I have done what you suggested. Unfortunatelly, Valgrind shows the same error message:

valgrind:  Fatal error at startup: a function redirection
valgrind:  which is mandatory for this platform-tool combination
valgrind:  cannot be set up.  Details of the redirection are:
valgrind:  A must-be-redirected function
valgrind:  whose name matches the pattern:      strlen
valgrind:  in an object with soname matching:
valgrind:  was not found whilst processing
valgrind:  symbols from the object with soname:
valgrind:  Possible fixes: (1, short term): install glibc's debuginfo
valgrind:  package on this machine.  (2, longer term): ask the packagers
valgrind:  for your Linux distribution to please in future ship a non-
valgrind:  stripped (or whatever the dynamic linker .so is called)
valgrind:  that exports the above-named function using the standard
valgrind:  calling conventions for this platform.  The package you need
valgrind:  to install for fix (1) is called
valgrind:    On Debian, Ubuntu:                 libc6-dbg
valgrind:    On SuSE, openSuSE, Fedora, RHEL:   glibc-debuginfo
valgrind:  Note that if you are debugging a 32 bit process on a
valgrind:  64 bit system, you will need a corresponding 32 bit debuginfo
valgrind:  package (e.g. libc6-dbg:i386).
valgrind:  Cannot continue -- exiting now.  Sorry.


Thank you

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