[Mono-bugs] [Bug 29580][Nor] New - assebmly lookups are inconsistent
28 Aug 2002 17:58:17 -0000
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+Summary: assebmly lookups are inconsistent
+I ran into a problem compiling mphoto today. The makefile was laid out
+ASSEMBLIES=-r glib-sharp.dll -r pango-sharp.dll -r atk-sharp.dll -r
+gdk-sharp.dll -r gtk-sharp.dll -r gnome-sharp.dll -r System.Drawing
+Since my gtk# assemblies are in /opt/mono/lib, mcs couldn't find them. I
+set MONO_PATH, expecting them to be picked up, but they weren't. When I
+removed the ".dll" suffix from all of the gtk# assemblies, it then worked
+So then I experimented by adding ".dll" to the System.Drawing reference,
+which is in /usr/lib. It worked.
+The bug is that when specifying an assembly explicitly (that is, with a
+.dll extension) but with a relative path, it should ONLY look in the path
+relative to the current working directory, NOT in /usr/lib. So, basically,
+"-r System.Drawing.dll" shouldn't work, unless I'm building from /usr/lib.
+In these cases, mcs should also be explicit about where it looked for the
+assembly. That is, if I build in /cvs/mono and do the "-r
+System.Drawing.dll" above, it should say something like "error CS0006:
+Cannot find assembly `/cvs/mono/System.Drawing.dll'" so as to clarify where
+exactly it looked.