[Mono-bugs] [Bug 61991][Nor] New - Regression: Mono ignores privatebinpath containing dots
Tue, 27 Jul 2004 00:54:38 -0400 (EDT)
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+Product: Mono: Runtime
+OS Details: Windows XP SP1
+Summary: Regression: Mono ignores privatebinpath containing dots
+There's a regression in Mono 1.0 (Windows) with regards to loading
+assembly references from directories containing dots that are added to
+the privatebinpath. This used to work fine in previous versions of Mono
+I have been able to reproduce this issue using both Mono 1.0 (release)
+and Mono/cvs on Windows. Its working fine on Linux though.
+I attached a repro involving three assemblies :
+assembly a (exe)
+ --> assembly b (library)
+ (loads) --> assembly c (library)
+Now, because of Mono bug (57602), the complete tree of dependencies will
+be resolved when an assembly is loaded. In this case, it means that when
+assembly b is loaded, Mono will immediately try to resolve the reference
+to assembly c.
+In the repro I attached, assembly a and b are located in the same
+directory, and so Mono should have no problem loading assembly b.
+However, I've stored assembly c in a subdirectory in order to demonstrate
+the loader issue. In order to allow Mono to resolve the reference to
+assembly c you can add the subdirectory containing assembly c to the
+In th repro, you can do this by passing the name of the subdirectory that
+you want to append to the privatebinpath as argument to a.exe :
+Usage : mono a.exe <path to append to privatebinpath>
+For example :
+$ mono a.exe a.b
+This would/should instruct Mono to also check for referenced assemblies
+in subdirectory 'a.b', but, as you'll notice, (if you're using Mono on
+Windows that is) Mono cannot resolve the reference to assembly c if that
+assembly is located in a directory containing dots :
+Adding a.b to private bin path.
+** (a.exe:1384): WARNING **: Could not find assembly c, references from
+test-projects\privatepath - simple\b.dll (assemblyref_index=1)
+ Major/Minor: 0,0
+ Build: 0,0
+Unhandled Exception: System.IO.FileNotFoundException: File 'b.dll' not
+in (unmanaged) (wrapper managed-to-native)
+System.Reflection.Assembly:LoadFrom (string) in <0x00004> (wrapper
+managed-to-native) System.Reflection.Assembly:LoadFrom (string)
+in <0x00074> a.SomeClass:Main (string)
+Try renaming the subdirectory 'a.b' to a directory name without dots, for
+example 'ab' and try running the test app again :
+$ mono a.exe ab
+This will work fine (as the directory does not contain dots).