[Mono-devel-list] Any reason to use /root option gacutil ?

Atsushi Eno atsushi at ximian.com
Mon Aug 30 10:54:35 EDT 2004


>>Is there any reason we use /root option by default to install
>>assemblies into the GAC? If no, then we should recommend developers
>>not to use /root option for their projects.
> DESTDIR installation?

Well, I had better describe more what I mean.

In general there is one GAC for one mono installation, namely
$install/lib/mono/gac and optionally $instlal/lib/mono/package-name.

To specify certain destination (certain GAC), usual developers should
not have to specify DESTDIR as /root option. Instead, they could
choose proper gacutil.exe and mono runtime to run.

The exception is some of our class libraries in mcs, as I wrote in
the previous post, because gacutil itself requires some assemblies
to run.

I doubt if am misunderstanding DESTDIR rather than PREFIX (correct
me if so).

Atsushi Eno

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