[Mono-dev] NuGet for Mono

Jackson Harper jackson at novell.com
Wed Nov 10 11:27:13 EST 2010

On Wed, 2010-11-10 at 09:57 -0200, Rafael Teixeira wrote:
> Yes it is troublesome to work with NuGet in Mono, as:
> 1) it uses extensively .NET 4.0 features, some of which still aren't
> implemented in Mono, or are in development, so unreliable.
> 2) lots of things are tied to PowerShell (not in NuGet itself, but on
> common packages like for MVC Scaffolding), and we don't have it on
> Mono.
> 3) NuGet is sometimes downright buggy, after all, it is still in
> development
> I'm trying to use just the Core for now, but with little success so
> far, so my fork is already beginning to look like it a real Fork, I'll
> try to learn some Mercurial (I prefer Git) to see if I can push
> upstream the needed changes, as I make things work.
> I'll move my attention to porting the NuGet packager (sometimes it
> means in truth to implement something in Mono, thus it is hard to make
> it work with a stable distro packaged Mono).
The nupack.exe packager worked fine with Mono.  I packaged Manos using

> Said all that, I need to admit that I have little time to work on that
> project, so progress is slow and help is welcome.
> Rafael "Monoman" Teixeira
> ---------------------------------------
> "We live in a world operated by science and technology. We have also
> arranged things so that almost no one understands science and
> technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away
> with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of
> ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces."
> -Carl Sagan
> On Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 6:39 AM, Maciej Paszta
> <maciej.paszta at gmail.com> wrote:
>         Hi!
>         First of all, forgive me for writing directly to you, but I
>         couldn't find help anywhere. My question regards the NuGet
>         packaging system and it's ability to work under Mono. I've
>         seen your repo on github.com/monoman and, as I understand, you
>         are working on integration between Monodevelop and Mono. Could
>         you tell me whether it's possible to use NuGet under Mono (so
>         far I couldn't even compile it under Mono) for adding packages
>         and building them?. I had some minor success in running the
>         executable version from codeplex, but building package fails
>         with "The requested feature is not available".
>         Best regards,
>         Maciej Paszta
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