[Mono-list] CVS problem

Gonzalo Paniagua Javier gonzalo@ximian.com
18 Apr 2003 01:13:03 +0200

El vie, 18 de 04 de 2003 a las 00:49, Paul escribió:
> Hi,
> I downloaded from CVS last night the source to mcs, mono and gtk# (as
> per the instructions on the website).
> Following the readme file, I compiled mono. However, it looks like most
> of the dlls required (which should be in mcs) aren't there. Further
> digging found this to be the case.
> I've downloaded the tar ball which the other readme file says, copied
> this to /usr/local and then compiled mcs (as per the instructions).
> I have 2 questions about this process.
> 1. Shouldn't the sources for the dlls be part of the cvs download
> 2. Why are the files in the tar ball all terminated with the .exe
> extension?

This should be in the FAQ.

You need cc to compile gcc. So you need a C# compiler to bootstrap mcs
and libraries. That's why we provide those dlls and exes, which, btw,
are the extensions that libraries and executable files (so called
assemblies) have in .NET. Of course, under *nix you can rename then to