[Mono-list] how is the compiler / class libraries compiled over Linux?

Pokey the Penguin pokey@linuxmail.org
30 Oct 2002 13:35:44 +0000

On Wed, 2002-10-30 at 09:02, Piyush, Garyali (IE10) wrote:
> In case of Cygwin we use the .NET Framework's 'csc' to build the 'mcs' and
> then 'mcs' is used to build the class libraries.
> In case of Linux we don't have the .NET Framework, so how does the compiler
> [mcs] get built?? [as it is purely is C#]

You bootstrap using a version of Mono compiled somewhere else. If you
know someone who has a working Mono setup, ask them to do a make -f
makefile.gnu dist, which will compile and create a 'monocharge' tarball,
or just use the files provided with an official Mono release.

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