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

David Piepgrass qwertie256 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 28 10:46:09 EDT 2006

Thanks! Also, what I really want to do is compile mcs/gmcs; these errors
occur for something else. Given that I have mono binaries installed (from
the Windows installer), can I build mcs/gmcs by itself? I get another "error
128" if I run make in /mono-x.x.x.x/mcs...
On 9/28/06, Andreia Gaita <shana.ufie at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> shana

- David
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