[Mono-list] Bootstrap docs available?

Paolo Molaro lupus@ximian.com
Tue, 15 Jan 2002 12:57:10 +0100

On 01/15/02 Matt Zinkevicius wrote:
> I am a complete mono newbie, but am very interested in digging in to the
> project. One problem... no idea how to do the initial setup. Now that mono
> is self-hosting I don't need a windows machine at all, right? I couldn't

It's almost self-hosting on windows. Currently the compiler can compile
itself *on windows*. It still cannot compile corlib (think the libc of
the runtime). So you still need to compile the compiler and corlib on
windows. However the compiler can be run on Linux now and it can compile
some simple apps. In a few weeks we should be able to compile the
compiler on linux (corlib is a bit more tricky).

> make: *** [linux] Error 2
> Need some tools from visual studio .net?

Yes, you need to compile corlib and the compiler from windows.

> ./configure: line 1874: syntax error near unexpected token
> ./configure: line 1874: `PKG_CHECK_MODULES(BASE_DEPENDENCIES, glib-2.0 >=

You need to install pkg-config and glib 1.3.12.

> Hmm... need newer version of bash (2.04)? Anyway I don't see any other
> obvious starting points at getting a mono dev environment setup, hence this
> email. Any advice or pointers to documentation would be greatly appreciated!

http://www.go-mono.com/download.html has more step-by-step instructions.


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