[Mono-dev] Compiling Mono? - I give up (Not proceeding)

Rob Wilkens robwilkens at gmail.com
Wed May 2 11:16:43 UTC 2012


Yes, someone mentioned the parallel mono environments web page to me 
yesterday, and that was  big help.  Using that, i just built from the 
'git' version.  Afterwards, I did what i was originally tyring to do: I 
fixed the problem in a bug report that i had submitted.  I then used 
github to post (and i think i did it right) via a commit/push and then a 
pull request.  Afterwards, i even ran a 'make check' and it seemed like 
things weren't any worse than they were before i made the change.

Thanks for the info on dpkg tools, I only was familiar wth apt-get 
source because someone had mentioned it on the mailing list of the local 
linux users group recently.

Also, I understand it will take some time for my fixes to reach me.  Not 
only do they have to be pulled into the main branch, but afterwards the 
folks at ubuntu have to decide to upgrade their copy with the latest 
changes after that.  I was guessing it might be a year or more before my 
fix reached me ;-).


On 05/02/2012 01:53 AM, David Schmitt wrote:
> On 2012-05-01 03:44, Rob Wilkens wrote:
>> Ok, So i'll get to where i'm at now:
>> 1) I did an "apt-get source mono" ran an autogen, make..... (and
>> eventually make install) -- figuring this would get me the same version
>> that i was running.
> When working with Debian packages, you need to inspect the 
> debian/rules file to see how the package is actually built. Since this 
> build is intended for packaging, it will not be usable without 
> building and installing the actual .deb packages.
> For local building of source packages, I recommended dpkg-buildpackage 
> to drive the process.
> See http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/maint-guide/build.en.html
> Also, you might be missing some of the build-dependencies, which can 
> also easily installed with "apt-get build-dep mono".
>> -Direct from the command line without 'mono' command: It works fine, but
>> i suspect that this is using the /usr/bin version
> There is an explanation on the mono page, describing how to use 
> multiple versions of mono:
>     http://www.mono-project.com/Parallel_Mono_Environments
>> I realize i'm on my own with building from apt-get source, as these are
>> ubuntu files and not mono project files.
> I'm currently building from the mono-2-10 branch from git, primarily 
> doing a autogen --prefix=... && make && make install and it worked for 
> me.
> Best Regards, David
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