[Mono-dev] Problem with compiling using MySQL library

Jonathan Pryor jonpryor at vt.edu
Tue Oct 3 05:43:28 EDT 2006

On Tue, 2006-10-03 at 07:51 +0200, Mads Bondo Dydensborg wrote:
> While I understand this, is there absolutely no way to tell the compiler that 
> a specific library needs to be a specific version? Or, can it only be handled 
> by -L and -r:/some/path/to/a/lib?

At present, -L and -r are the only ways to specify a specific version
(the version is extracted from the specified assembly).

> The reason I am asking is, that some csproj files generated by VS NET 2005, 
> contains includes that looks like a generic strongname specification, which 
> seems a bit weird.

Perhaps Microsoft added a way to reference assemblies within the GAC so
that a 2nd copy isn't necessary?  We were debating adding such
functionality to mcs at one point, but chose not to as it would
introduce an incompatibility with CSC.EXE command-line arguments.

 - Jon

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