[Mono-dev] Building source fails: gmcs command not found

Marek Safar marek.safar at gmail.com
Thu May 16 13:46:17 UTC 2013


I'm trying to build Mono from the git source under a brand-new installation
> of Fedora 18.
> I'm following the instructions here:
> http://www.mono-project.com/Compiling_Mono_From_Git

You need working mono installation to build mono. You can install it from
available sources or you can try to do make get-monolite-latest.


> When I run make, I'm getting a failure after a while while it's attempting
> to make the runtime folder:
> if test -w /rootmono/mcs; then :; else chmod -R +w /root/mono/mcs; fi
> cd /root/mono/mcs && make --no-print-director -s NO_DIR_CHECK=1 PROFILES='
> net_2_0 net_3_5 net_4_0 net_4_5 ' CC='gcc' all-profiles
> make[6] gmcs: Command not found
> Now I'm pretty new to Mono - very, very new to trying to build it (first
> time) so I've got a steep learning curve to climb, but my reading of this:
> http://www.mono-project.com/CSharp_Compiler
>  is that gmcs is the old compiler for 2.0 and mcs should be what's being
> used for newer stuff.
> So I have a few questions.
> First, and most obviously, is how do I get Mono to build in this
> environment.
> Second, though, is I'd like to understand why this is failing.  Why is it
> trying to use gmcs in the first place?
> -Chris
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