[Mono-devel-list] cygmono-1.dll and cygMonoPosixHelper.dll

Kornél Pál kornelpal at hotmail.com
Mon Jun 20 04:48:10 EDT 2005

>I don't know much about the Windows world, but IIRC, you have to say
>you're targetting 'mingw' rather than 'cygwin'.  You'll then get
>libmono-1.dll and libMonoPosixHelper.dll -- I don't think you can escape
>the lib prefix either, but it's at least bearable.

I have never tried to compile Mono under mingw and and I don't know whether
it can be compiled under mingw. But I don't want to compile it under mingw
so I don't care.:)

Francisco T. Martinez told me in this thread that he modifies the libtool
file to get rid of 'cyg prefix'. In my previous message (Re:
[Mono-devel-list] [PATCH] cygmono-1.dll and cygMonoPosixHelper.dll) I
described the origin of the problem and proposed a patch to modify
autogen.sh not to use 'cyg' prefix on Cygwin.

So I am sure that 'lib' prefix can be removed on mingw and even on Linux as
well altough it's no use to do so. But it's reasonable to remove 'cyg'
prefix from a DLL that is not Cygwin dependent at all.


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