[Mono-dev] GTK# 2.12.9 installer breaks on upgrades

Mirco Bauer meebey at meebey.net
Sun May 31 16:54:55 EDT 2009


I was testing the newly created Smuxi installer on different systems
and found an important issue in the GTK# installer during that.

When GTK# 2.12.8 was already installed, and you install (it
automatically upgrades instead) 2.12.9 it will finish as everything
went fine. When you start any GTK# application now it will fail to
start the that low level "app crashed, do you want to send an useless
report now?" dialog. After some investigation I found that all GTK#
assemblies (glib-sharp, gtk-sharp, etc) are gone from the MS .NET GAC.

Under software it lists GTK# 2.12.9 (no .8, thus I assume it upgraded).
When removing GTK# 2.12.9 and installing it again, the assemblies are
back in the GAC and the GTK# application runs again.

I file a bugreport for this issue already here:

Besides this glitch, the new installers rock!

For the record: tested was Windows XP, Vista and 7 RC1

Mirco 'meebey' Bauer

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