[Mono-dev] Cannot compile mono or mcs, please help

Andreia Gaita shana.ufie at gmail.com
Thu Sep 28 10:39:58 EDT 2006

On 9/28/06, David Piepgrass <qwertie256 at gmail.com> wrote:
> By the way, the build instructions say to use ./configure
> --prefix=/tmp/install and "feel free to use any prefix you want".  What is
> the prefix for? It seems to work without one.

The configure script configures all the makefiles and such for the
build and install. The prefix is where you'd like to have the
configure script setup up the installation after the build. By default
it assumes a value, so it should work either way. It is useful if you
want to build mono in different ways, and have them installed
concurrently (each to it's own directory).

>However, it still won't build, whether or not I gave a prefix. I get
one of the following two
>"error 128"s:

Those are strange... the only error code 128 I can remember right now
is a code  ERROR_WAIT_NO_CHILDREN, happens when a CreateProcess() call
fails. Have no idea if it's relevant... gonna try compiling on cygwin
and see if I can replicate that :p


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