[Mono-dev] Relocatable Mono.

Miguel de Icaza miguel at novell.com
Wed Oct 26 01:23:22 EDT 2005


    The following patch makes Mono relocatable. 

    Currently our installer uses a bunch of wrapper scripts around
everything (mono, monodis and others) to overwrite the built-in prefixes
that we use during the build process.

    With this patch, Mono becomes relocatable, as long as the whole Mono
installation from the prefix is preserved in the layout expected by

    This patch has a special case: if Mono is installed with
prefix=/usr, it assumes that configuration is on /etc (which is how we
configure Mono today when we distribute it).  Other than this case, the
patch will work with a relocated Mono.  

    This will also aid for those who need to bundle Mono with their
applications without having to rebuild Mono: they can just ship the Mono
files that we distribute from packages.

    Am running my Mono environment with this patch.   Any objections to
get this in?

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