[Mono-list] Binaries naming

yoros@wanadoo.es yoros@wanadoo.es
Wed, 15 Oct 2003 06:45:53 +0200

On Wed, Oct 15, 2003 at 12:33:49PM +0900, Ian MacLean wrote:
> Using a 'm' prefix can only ever be a short term fix. What happens when 
> there a multiple stable versions of mono that need to be installed side 
> by side ? you can't really do m1.0ilasm.exe ans m1.1ilasm.exe

In the past there was a problem with the versions and the "alternatives"
system solved the problem. In my debian, I've got 3 versions of gcc,
gcc-2.95, gcc-3.2 and gcc-3.3... the alternatives system makes a symlink
from "gcc" alone to "gcc-X.X" where "X.X" is the version.

For the problem with ilasm I think we can change our name and use
alternatives. "monoasm" is a very good name (like "monodis"). But we
can't do that because a couple of applications will try to load
"ilasm.exe" and that applications don't uderstand of symlinks... it
could crash the apps.

Like said in my country "Here is my sandgrain".



Pedro Martínez Juliá
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