[Mono-dev] Tar file for mono-1.1.9 is useless for build

Paolo Molaro lupus at ximian.com
Sat Sep 10 07:26:54 EDT 2005

On 09/09/05 The Software Team wrote:
> The file mono-1.1.9.tar.gz is wrongly packed.  For instance, it includes
> some files twice (in tar format this is possible), has some important files
> missing like MonoSymbolFile.cs.
> The outcome is that you can't build the compiler, neither the libraries.
> This wrong packing is happening since mono-1.1.8.

Thanks for the fast notice!
With the tarball just downloaded from the website:

$ tar ztvf mono-1.1.9.tar.gz | sort -u | wc -l
$ tar ztvf mono-1.1.9.tar.gz  | wc -l
$ tar ztvf mono-1.1.9.tar.gz  | grep MonoSymbolFile
-rw-r--r-- builder/users   12414 2005-09-05 09:46:42

So my guess is that you have a broken tar implementation (running
solaris?). Use GNU tar.


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