[Mono-list] GAC-only installation?

Gert Driesen gert.driesen@pandora.be
Sat, 1 May 2004 00:18:48 +0200


I couldn't agree more.  I already posted a message about this (and a few
other issues) in the Mono dev list earlier.

I really hope the Mono team will reconsider this ...


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jaroslaw Kowalski" <jaak@zd.com.pl>
To: <mono-list@ximian.com>
Sent: Friday, April 30, 2004 11:35 PM
Subject: [Mono-list] GAC-only installation?

> Hi!
> I've noticed that under the new build system some libraries are only
> installed into GAC.
> That means that there's no longer "/usr/lib/System.*.dll" that could be
> for compilation as a reference.
> That means I have to do:
> export MONO_PATH=~/src/mcs/class/lib/default/
> before I can even run "mcs -r System.Data.dll xxx.cs"
> MS keeps the second copy of each system dll in the same directory where
> csc.exe is located (C:\WINNT\Microsft.NET\Framework\v1.1.4322) for the
> purpose of referencing it during compilation. Note that MS doesn't allow
> to reference dlls in the GAC.
> Are you planning to have a similar structure in mono-1.0? If not, what
> the setup look like? I would vote for a flat directory where "mcs.exe" and
> all libraries are kept - just because it's simple and familiar to csc.exe
> users.
> Jarek
> BTW. Because of this issue, NAnt/CVS is no longer runnable on Mono ;-(
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