[Mono-dev] building mono on OSX

Ivan Porto Carrero ivan at flanders.co.nz
Tue May 26 07:19:03 EDT 2009

I just installed the dmg distribution of mono 2.4.
I haven't been able to build mono from svn for a while now it has something
to do with automake

I guess I need to get that mdb executable first don't I?

when i do
./autogen.sh --prefix=/usr/local/mono

I get a screen full of this error messages
mono/arch/Makefile.am:16: Libtool library used but `LIBTOOL' is undefined
mono/arch/Makefile.am:16:   The usual way to define `LIBTOOL' is to add
mono/arch/Makefile.am:16:   to `configure.in' and run `aclocal' and
`autoconf' again.
mono/arch/Makefile.am:16:   If `AC_PROG_LIBTOOL' is in `configure.in', make
mono/arch/Makefile.am:16:   its definition is in aclocal's search path.

Going on google it will tell me that my aclocal folder is different on BSD
based systems and I need to symlink aclocal-10.2 folders to aclocal folders.
But that still gives me the same errors

I actually get 2 errors the one above and:
mono/tests/cas/assembly/Makefile.am:62: `%'-style pattern rules are a GNU
make extension
mono/tests/cas/assembly/Makefile.am:65: `%'-style pattern rules are a GNU
make extension
mono/tests/cas/demand/Makefile.am:76: `%'-style pattern rules are a GNU make
mono/tests/cas/demand/Makefile.am:79: `%'-style pattern rules are a GNU make

I guess I must be missing some kind of library but just can't figure out
which one..

I want to build from source because I need the debugger on OSX to track down
a bug w/ IronRuby

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