[Mono-devel-list] gacutil flags revisited

Todd Berman tberman at off.net
Mon Nov 8 14:45:51 EST 2004

On Mon, 2004-11-08 at 12:03 -0600, Mike Kestner wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-11-03 at 12:19 +0530, Raja R Harinath wrote:
> > IMO, it should be changed to point to
> > 
> >    ../gac/System/1.0.5000.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.dll
> > 
> > instead.  This will be valid even in the DESTDIR.
> > 
> > As a bonus, it will help us work-around b0rked build-buddy packaging
> > scripts that choose to use stuff like

I could be totally wrong, I dont quite 100% remember the old discussion,
but I believe that was not wanted to allow people to vary the gac and
package prefixes. However, thinking about it now, I'm not sure if that
functionality is good/wanted/worthwhile.

> So I went ahead and hacked this into gacutil.  Patch attached.  This
> seems to fix my issues allowing /gacdir to be used for both DESTDIR
> packaging and source installs.
> I guess it's Jackson or Todd that needs to approve it.  Assuming
> everyone is comfortable with this approach.

It looks pretty good from here, however, is there any reason we arent
using the same logic for windows? I understand why we need to .Copy
instead of symlink, but why not use ../gac/.... instead of the absolute


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