[Mono-devel-list] New mono/gtk-sharp RPM packages for Red Hat/Fedora
dag at wieers.com
Wed Mar 3 06:58:22 EST 2004
I have new mono and gtk-sharp packages available at:
They're compatible with the packages provided by Ximian. (Thanks Miguel
There are some things to discuss if we want to make these packages better
+ What goes into mono and into mono-devel ? I'd like to have a slim
runtime package (mono) and a 'sdk' package (mono-devel) with the rest.
So that most people don't need everything to run mono-apps.
+ The libraries in /etc/mono/config are now the .so files, I've made a
small perl script that converts them to the correct versioned library.
So that at least people don't need to install 200MB worth of -devel
packages and it still works on the system it was packaged for.
+ Mono/kernel integration. I know debian has a solution to this to
detect whether it is a mono-app or a windows executable. The RPM
packages could take advantage of that as well. (But how to package it?
wine packages need to be adapted as well.)
+ The dependencies for the mono and gtk-sharp packages are non-existing.
Based on the /etc/machine/config file we could get the right
dependencies, still I don't want the gtk-sharp dependencies in the
mono packages and there's no way currently to know who needs it.
For this I would propose a /etc/mono/config.d/mono and
/etc/mono/config.d/gtk-sharp, so that each package can drop it's list
into that. But what to do with conflicting entries ? It probably needs
an extension so .rpmsave files are not taken into account etc...
-- dag wieers, dag at wieers.com, http://dag.wieers.com/ --
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