[Mono-devel-list] building Mono

John Luke jluke at cfl.rr.com
Wed Jul 16 22:14:54 EDT 2003

I follow these steps to update mono and mcs from cvs, and although it
may not be the "best" way it seems to work.  Please adjust for your
prefix, and in rare cases make clean is needed in mcs and/or mono before
beginning.  (Also, I usually start with the rpms installed.)

1. cvs co or update mono and mcs
2. cd mcs/class/corlib
3. make
4. cd ../../../mono
5. ./autogen.sh --prefix=/usr
6. make
7. make install
8. cd ../mcs
9. cp class/lib/corlib.dll /usr/lib/.
10. make bootstrap
11. make install

I have made a script which does the above when I build every few days. 
If someone can confirm that the process is correct can we add this
longer winded instructions to the README.building?

> I have looked at /mcs/building/README.* and the FAQ.  There are plenty of
> docs and places that give you very short snippets of how to build but there
> doesn't appear to be any single document that is a grand daddy HOW-TO for
> how to build this thing.

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