[Mono-dev] Mono 1.2.4, preparation rituals.

Miguel de Icaza miguel at ximian.com
Fri Apr 20 16:25:14 EDT 2007


   Please review the updated web page, I tried to massage your email
into documentation, but I would appreciate if someone proofread and
improved it.

> Hello,
> >> The Wiki has not yet reflected this:
> >> http://www.mono-project.com/Supported_Platforms
> >> http://www.mono-project.com/Mono:AMD64
> >> http://www.mono-project.com/Mono:Solaris
> >> Or are you still waiting due to the unpatched included Boehm GC?
> >
> > Could you contribute the documentation on what is needed to run  
> > Mono on
> > the Solaris/amd64 configuration?
> The main magic was to use an environment variable CC="gcc -m64":
> e.g. CC="gcc -m64" ./autogen.sh [...]
> In parallel, for "[g]make check" AS="[g]as -64" was necessary.  
> Similarly, depending on the build tools used some other variables  
> (MAKE=gmake RANLIB=granlib AR=gar STRIP=gstrip) are necessary too but  
> those are not specific to the amd64 target.
> This was tested on Solaris 10, which ships a 64-bit glib, so the only  
> other things I did was PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/usr/lib/amd64/pkgconfig (to  
> get the correct linker and include options) and exporting  
> LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/sfw/lib/amd64:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH (not sure for  
> what exactly this was).
> The directory layout convention on Solaris/x86 is the following:
> .../bin (32-bit executables or wrapper scripts checking the current  
> architecture)
> .../bin/amd64 (64-bit executables)
> .../bin/64 (symlink to amd64)
> .../lib (32-bit libraries)
> .../lib/amd64 (64-bit libraries)
> .../lib/64 (symlink to amd64)
> Thus, I configure with --bindir=.../bin/amd64 --libdir=.../lib/amd64  
> - note that only the mono/ tree supports these switches (according to  
> the Wiki they're unsupported) while the mcs/ tree will install its  
> jay to a hardcoded bin/ dir, potentially overwriting a 32-bit version  
> there so that for my final builds I used --disable-mcs-build. That  
> way, given that .../bin is on the PATH, calling mono will execute the  
> standard 32-bit Mono while explicitly calling .../bin/amd64/mono will  
> execute the new 64-bit Mono.
> As a reminder there's the Boehm GC issue; you proposed to use --with- 
> gc=system. As an alternative option I will shortly attach my GC patch  
> to the Bugzilla issue for anyone interested.
> http://bugzilla.ximian.com/show_bug.cgi?id=81325
> Some generic compilation instructions for Solaris 10 x86 I recently  
> posted to the list:
> http://lists.ximian.com/pipermail/mono-list/2007-January/034101.html
> (And I verified that in step 4 the CFLAGS are apparently no longer  
> needed.)
> Andreas
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