[Mono-dev] Standard name for mcs

Russell Wallace russell.wallace at gmail.com
Mon Jun 28 05:13:54 EDT 2010

Sure, but it's not installed by default, even after installing the
mono-devel package:

a at a-desktop:~$ mcs
The program 'mcs' is currently not installed.  You can install it by typing:
sudo apt-get install mono-mcs

I'm guessing this is because mcs in its current form, being a copy of
an old compiler, requires an amount of bandwidth considered
significantly greater than zero. But when the old compiler goes away,
that will leave the name free, so it could be used for an alias script
that points to the current/latest compiler; and an alias script is
small enough to be installed by default.

On Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 8:20 AM, Oskar Berggren
<oskar.berggren at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2010/6/28 Russell Wallace <russell.wallace at gmail.com>:
>> On Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 2:52 AM, Jonathan Pobst <monkey at jpobst.com> wrote:
>>> Likely, when gmcs goes away, an alias script called 'gmcs' will be left
>>> in it's place that points to the current compiler.
>> Yes, please do this -- that would be the preferred solution.
>> It would be nice if the same could also be done with mcs once it's
>> formally removed from the standard Mono distribution as a separate
>> program -- being just a one line script, hopefully this could be put
>> back into the version shipped with Ubuntu?
> "...Put back..."?
> It is still there:
> http://packages.ubuntu.com/lucid/mono-mcs
> /Oskar

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