[Mono-list] strange mono initialization problem

Paolo Molaro lupus@ximian.com
Thu, 15 Aug 2002 17:08:38 +0200

On 08/14/02 Joseph Wenninger wrote:
> I tried to call mono_jit_init  from a dlopened plugin. This only works for me, 
> if link the application against libmono, libglib-2.0, libgmodule-2.0 and the 
> plugin against all those liberaries.
> If I only link the plugin library against those libraries, the mono_jit_init 
> call just hangs. 
> Did anybody else try a similar thing ? Is it mandatory that the application is 
> linked against those libs ?
> My problem is, I'd like to use the mono runtime from within an plugin, but the 
> application must not depend on mono or the glib. 
> Is that not possible?
> Do I have a linker problem ?
> Should it work in theory, but a bug causes those troubles ? (How could I best 
> debug that)

The only limitation I know of is with the pthread library: to be able to
dlopen a shared object that uses pthread (and have it work), your main
application needs to be linked to libpthread as well. Is that already 
the case?
Of course a stack trace is always useful to check where the real problem is.


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