[Mono-docs-list] Holy cow!

Miguel de Icaza miguel@ximian.com
Tue, 25 Nov 2003 11:59:58 -0500

Hello Kevin,

> I will have to say -- I usually don't give up easily, but I am finally
> done with this project.  I have never been more frustrated in my life
> trying to get something to work as I have with the mono install.

Am sorry to hear that.

We recommend people to use the released binary packages to get a feel of
Mono.  We release ready-to-run packages for Windows and various Linux
flavors and various architecture flavors as well.

> To begin with, all of help that I have run across require Cygwin to
> compile it, which is a nightmare in itself.  After about 30 tries
> trying to get this installed, I think I might have it done, but I have
> no way to tell.  The only error message I get is "unable to build
> executables".  This morning I tried re-installing cygwin (everything
> this time), and I get Unknown host anoncvs.go-mono.com:2401/mono.

Yes, the Cygwin dependency is a pain because there is no such thing as a
point release, it is an always-changing, always moving target.  So
depending on the day you install you might have more luck than other

> I have stumbled upon the Bugzilla web page for notes that say what is
> broken and I am headed down that path.  Keep in mind that the
> instructions on your web page are littered with broken links and vague
> instructions.  There also seem to lots of references to terms that I
> am not familiar with, seeing that I have not yet done any development
> in c#, so any help that you could assist with would be greatly
> appreciated.

If you could point to the errors you have found, that would be great at
least to help others coming in.