[Mono-dev] CS0016 error

Robert Jordan robertj at gmx.net
Wed Jan 21 09:58:59 EST 2009

Mudit Vaidya wrote:
> Hi
> I have built mono from source. I am trying to compile a file but I get 
> the following error :
> C:\Users\MICROSOFT\Desktop\mono-2.0.1\mono-2.0.1\mcs\mcs>mono mcs.exe 
> g:\hello.c s
> error CS0016: Could not write to file `g:\hello.exe', cause: Could not 
> find a part of the path "g:\hello.exe".
> Compilation failed: 1 error(s), 0 warnings
> When I put the hello.cs in the same directory as mcs.exe, it works fine 
> but when I move it to any other directory, I get the CS0016 error.

The compiler ([g]mcs.exe) must be copied to and started from

$monoprefix\lib\mono\1.0\mcs.exe and

Otherwise the compiler can't find the core system assemblies,
because it assumes they are in the same directory like itself.
This is by design.


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