[Mono-list] Compilation problems

Garrett Rooney rooneg@electricjellyfish.net
Mon, 6 Aug 2001 16:28:43 -0400

On Mon, Jul 30, 2001 at 12:55:35PM +0530, mandar wrote:
> Hi,
> I downloaded the sources.
> I also downloaded cygwin and installed it.
> While configuring the mono sources I get an error that libffi 1.20 or greater
> is required. ( This does not come with cygwin )
> Hence I downloaded libffi sources, while configuring these 
> sources I get an error that - "libffi has not been ported to i386-pc-cygwin32"
> Did you get into this problem, if yes how can I get around this problem?
> I am using Windows 2000 with service pack 1.

try one of the nightly snapshots.  the cvs tree now has a version of libffi
that is supposed to work on windows (although i haven't tested this myself).

> I am very new to mono as well as open source development
> Some other questions are
> 1. What is the difference between mono runtime and MCS

the runtime is the virtual machine.  mcs is the compiler.  the mcs module in
cvs also contains the class libraries.

> 2. Can it be built on linux?

you can build on linux, but since the compiler doesn't work you can't actually
do much.

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