[Mono-list] mcs on linux

Dave Lee davel@canuck.com
Fri, 1 Feb 2002 20:31:48 -0700

Thanks for the info Adam.  Well, I do have a windows partion, but 
fortunately it doesn't actually have windows on it, just mp3s from the 
time when I was dualbooting and wanted access to the mp3s from linux and 
windows.  Are there any contributions I could make in order to get mcs
compiling itself under linux?  Where can I find out more on the status of 
mcs for linux?  I have access to windows machines, of course, but I am
much more interested in linux.


Adam Treat wrote:
> Here is the thing,
> In order to compile mcs (written in c#) you need a c# compiler ;)  Luckily, 
> mcs is now capable of compiling itself on windows, but notice you will still 
> need a prebuilt mcs.exe to do this.  mcs is close to compiling itself under 
> linux, but it is not quite there yet.  When this does happen then I am sure 
> you will be able to download a prebuilt mcs binary...  So, if you want to 
> compile mcs for now you'll have to use windows, and have to retrieve 
> Microsoft's .net platform and either use csc or find a prebuilt copy of mcs 
> lying around.
> Adam Treat
> ps it is true that you can use wine to compile, but you'll still need a 
> windows partition and the .net sdk.  cheers.
> On Friday 01 February 2002 01:01 pm, you wrote:
> > So I have just attempted to compile mono and mcs from cvs on my linux box,
> > but I obviously was not able to compile mcs.  What is the status and
> > situation regarding building mcs on linux.  I can't find info about how to
> > get mcs to compile on linux go-mono.com website, though there is a lot
> > about cygwin.  I noticed in the mailing list that someone compiled mcs
> > with winex, but what is needed in order to get mcs to build nativley under
> > linux?
> >
> > thanks,
> > Dave
> >
> >
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