[Mono-bugs] [Bug 640644] New: add an embedding function to set GAC paths directly

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           Summary: add an embedding function to set GAC paths directly
    Classification: Mono
           Product: Mono: Runtime
           Version: 2.6.x
          Platform: 32bit
        OS/Version: Windows
            Status: NEW
          Severity: Enhancement
          Priority: P5 - None
         Component: misc
        AssignedTo: mono-bugs at lists.ximian.com
        ReportedBy: madewokherd at gmail.com
         QAContact: mono-bugs at lists.ximian.com
          Found By: ---
           Blocker: ---

Created an attachment (id=390575)
 --> (http://bugzilla.novell.com/attachment.cgi?id=390575)
proposed patch

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:
Gecko/20100915 Linux Mint/9 (Isadora) Firefox/3.6.10

Wine uses Mono's embedding API to replace MS .NET when it is available. Some
Windows programs (correctly) install assemblies to
c:\windows\assemblies\GAC_MSIL. These programs must be able to find the
installed assemblies to function.

With the current embedding API, including the MONO_GAC_PREFIX environment
variable (which in this case unhelpfully appends /lib/mono/gac to the path
given), it is impossible for Wine to ask Mono to search this directory.

To fix this problem, I would like to ask for an API function that Wine can use
to supply a GAC path for Mono to search, without having mono append

I'm attaching a patch for this, and I've verified that it's usable for this
purpose. To avoid adding more special cases, I've reused extra_gac_paths and
changed its meaning so that it includes lib/mono/gac when needed (i.e. when it
is set from the MONO_GAC_PREFIX environment variable). I have not yet verified
that MONO_GAC_PREFIX still works properly, as I do not have a good test case

Reproducible: Always

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