[Mono-dev] Building Mono on Windows

Atsushi Eno atsushieno at veritas-vos-liberabit.com
Sun Mar 4 14:50:43 UTC 2012

Some monotouch guys broke jay-related builds on Windows and they are 
kept as they are.

Atsushi Eno

On 2012/03/04 0:23, Jonathan Chambers wrote:
> I am attempting to build mono on Windows using cygwin. I have been 
> building the runtime using Visual Studio, and using class libraries 
> built on Linux/OSX. This prevents me from easily running the 
> runtime/classlib tests though. So, I clone the mono repository, and 
> attempt to configure. I immediately get a ton of errors all related to 
> line endings in the scripts. Looking at the .gitattributes file it 
> appears we work native line endings on *.sh files.
> https://github.com/mono/mono/blob/master/.gitattributes
> I locally converted all *.sh files to LF, and that gets me a bit 
> further but things still fail. Is anyone else building on cygwin? 
> Assuming I make progress enough to run a build, is there any reason 
> for scripts to be checked out with CRLF endings?
> I am trying to get things building on windows and re-documenting the 
> minimum steps needed to get a build. I had made a good bit of progress 
> using msys/MinGW instead of cygwin, but hit an issue where it can't 
> handle '/' specified flags on the command line. They need escaped to 
> '//'. I decided to go back to cygwin before proceeding any further 
> with MinGW.
> Thanks,
> Jonathan
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