[Mono-dev] What is best environment for building mono-2.8.1 for Windows?

greenaj greenaj at cox.net
Tue Dec 21 20:44:02 EST 2010

Awsome, thanks a lot.  

I seemed to be cross-compiling successfully for Windows on SuSE 11.3 using a
Virtual Box image.  I accidentally deleted the snapshot with the build
configuration and now after setting up the build environment again the build
does not seem to go the same.  libmono-2.0.dll is not built, but there is an
libmono-2.0.a that goes into the mono-2.8.1-tarball-rrUNKNOWN/lib directory. 
When running in Windows, the libmono-2.0.a is not even loaded.  I though
mono needed this library.

Both builds (the one before I screwed up my build environment, and one
afterwards) from SuSE 11.3 seem to work on Windows, but I am leery of a
process that is not reproducible.  I got both builds to work on windows, but
the first needs libmono-2.0.dll to run.  Why is libmono-2.0.dll not being

Do I need to set a PKG_CONGIC_PATH environment variable?  I thought the
build-mingw32.sh script took care of all of that.

I would also like to try building on Windows under Cygwin, but I had a
stable SuSE 11.3 Cross Compilation enviroment that seemed to work.  I set it
up according to 
http://www.mono-project.com/Cross-compiling_Mono_for_Windows .

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