[Mono-list] Cygwin/Mono compilation problems

Stefan Matthias Aust sma@3plus4.de
Fri, 10 May 2002 12:59:48 +0200

From: "Dick Porter" <dick@ximian.com>

> Theres a script on http://www.go-mono.com/download that automates all
> this for you.

Thank you!  I overlooked that script...  I probably thought that I didn't
have to read all the page and know what to do.  The script indeed seems to
work, however I don't see what it does differently than I...

It installs the precompiled stuff to .../install and not to /usr/local has I
tried but that shouldn't make a difference, should it?

Perhaps it's the aclocal stuff (where I have no clue that it does) or it's
because it adds the lib dir to the path (I didn't thought this is required)

Wouldn't it be a good idea (even if low-priority) idea to make it build
without some helper shell script?

BTW, the compiled mono.exe still doesn't run if I don't add the lib dir to
the PATH. I know, on Windows, DLLs must be either in the same dir as the EXE
or in the PATH.  However, cygwin being a Unix emulation should have this
"feature" but cygwin programs should search there libs in the cygwin lib
path.  Why does mono "misbehave" here?  Is there a good reason?


PS: Installing glib for cygwin is horrible.  I've respect for the brave men
or women who compiled the binary distributions... :-)

Stefan Matthias Aust   //
www.3plus4software.de // Inter Deum Et Diabolum Semper Musica Est