[Mono-bugs] [Bug 77549][Wis] Changed - mcs crashes if a dependency of a referenced assembly is missing

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Changed by rharinath at novell.com.


--- shadow/77549	2006-02-14 04:25:23.000000000 -0500
+++ shadow/77549.tmp.28021	2006-02-14 04:48:32.000000000 -0500
@@ -2,22 +2,22 @@
 Product: Mono: Compilers
 Version: 1.1
 OS: other
 OS Details: fedora core 4
 Status: NEW   
-Priority: Normal
+Severity: Unknown
+Priority: Wishlist
 Component: C#
 AssignedTo: rharinath at novell.com                            
 ReportedBy: flipper98 at gmx.net               
 QAContact: mono-bugs at ximian.com
 TargetMilestone: ---
-Summary: [GMCS] gmcs crashes (if a referenced assembly is missing)
+Summary: mcs crashes if a dependency of a referenced assembly is missing
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 Description of Problem:
 gmcs seems to crash if a referenced assembly references a missing assembly.
@@ -52,6 +52,22 @@
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+------- Additional Comments From rharinath at novell.com  2006-02-14 04:48 -------
+Hmm.  If I understand right
+  * You have assembly A.dll, which references B.dll
+  * you reference A.dll (-r:A.dll), but don't have B.dll around
+  => you get a crash
+This has got to do with 'mcs' in-as-much as it uses System.Reflection
+to load referenced assemblies.  It may end up needing some work on the
+runtime to throw an appropriate exception instead of aborting out.
+Actually, your use-case should probably be an error, even if B.dll is
+present.  IIRC, you need to reference each dependency of A.dll
+explicitly, i.e., you need -r:B.dll too.

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