Why does debugging when using a remote interpreter open up a python_stub rather than using my local project file?

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I'm using PyCharm on my local machine and my project runs on a separate server. I have successfully set up a remote Python interpreter.

My issue is that when my project is installed in the remote virtualenv then the debugger opens up my file from the External libraries -> python_stubs rather than the local file. Please see the screenshot:


The test.py script present on my local machine is open in the IDE and I have set a breakpoint. When the script is debugged then PyCharm opens up a new tab with the same file from the python_stubs directory, the script stops at the correct line where the breakpoint was set but the breakpoint itself is not visible in the stub.

How do I stop this behaviour and have PyCharm use the local file for debugging please?

If I uninstall my project from the virtualenv then the script debugs using the local file. Unfortunately this is not a solution for me as the Pyramid application I'm trying to build relies on my project package being installed.
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