kcov From Source¶
As of this writing, the recommended way to get
kcov is to build from
upstream sources from GitHub. Ubuntu Xenial (for example) has packaged
versions, but they have known problems not evident when using upstream.
On Ubuntu, install the build dependencies:
sudo apt install binutils-dev libdw-dev libelf-dev libiberty-dev
OSX and Ubuntu Build Steps¶
To build from source, follow these steps:
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:SimonKagstrom/kcov.git cd kcov mkdir build cd build cmake .. cmake --build .
The resulting binary will be in
kcov/build/src/kcov. Create a symbolic link
to the binary from some directory on your
OSX Run-time Requirements¶
On OSX, be sure that your account has developer mode enabled, which gives you the privileges necessary to run debuggers and similar tools. If you are an administrator, use this command:
sudo /usr/sbin/DevToolsSecurity --enable