[Mono-dev] Compiling mono on windows for developing (not running)

Martin Thwaites monoforum at my2cents.co.uk
Tue May 13 22:26:55 UTC 2014

Hi Alex,

I've been giving your tutorial ago, and I have some things that may be good
to add...

firstly, I'm building from git, and I checked it out using the visual
studio clone.  I think this lead to a line endings error, so you need to
run the script in a way that uses them properly.  I found that if you run
it with "bash -x -o igncr autogen.sh --prefix="c:\monoinstall"
--with-preview=yes" it seems to do the trick.

I've now come across another error that you may be able to help with:
=== configuring in eglib (/cygdrive/c/Users/Martin/Source/Repos/mono/eglib)
configure: WARNING: no configuration information is in eglib
=== configuring in libgc (/cygdrive/c/Users/Martin/Source/Repos/mono/libgc)
configure: running /bin/sh ./configure --disable-option-checking
'--prefix=/usr/local'  '--host=i686-pc-mingw32'
'host_alias=i686-pc-mingw32' 'CPPFLAGS_FOR_EGLIB=' 'CFLAGS_FOR_EGLIB='
'--disable-embed-check' '--with-libgc-threads=win32'
'--enable-win32-dllmain=yes' '--enable-parallel-mark'
'CFLAGS_FOR_LIBGC= -g -mno-tls-direct-seg-refs -DGC_BUILD -DGC_NOT_DLL'
--cache-file=/dev/null --srcdir=.
/bin/sh: ./configure: No such file or directory
configure: error: ./configure failed for libgc

I'm now at a loss.

As I've stated before, what I'm looking to do is be able to develop mono
(not develop with) in Visual Studio.  Maybe the stuff the Miguel is doing
will help, but I just had a bit of time so thought I'd give your stuff ago.


On 5 May 2014 03:52, Alex J Lennon <ajlennon at dynamicdevices.co.uk> wrote:

> On 05/05/2014 03:44, Konaju Games (Dev) wrote:
> > With Cygwin, there is one change to make to etc/fstab before starting
> > a build.  You need to add noacl to the cygdrive mount.  Without this
> > change, any files created by a Win32 process outside of Cygwin will
> > result in Cygwin having no permissions to do anything with the files.
> >
> http://georgik.sinusgear.com/2012/07/14/how-to-fix-incorrect-cygwin-permission-inwindows-7/
> >
> Thanks, I'll have a look and see if that addresses the issue I was
> seeing with having /usr/local mounting during the build.
> Regards, Alex
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