[Mono-list] Some general advice for a newbie, please

Matt Nuzum matt@followers.net
Fri, 31 Dec 2004 12:45:53 -0500

On Fri, 31 Dec 2004 17:33:16 +0000, peter <apvx95@dsl.pipex.com> wrote:
> Paul wrote:
> Hi again everyone.
> So I've tried to install mono 1.1.3 - and I've finished up in a bigger
> mess than when I started.  Here's the problem
> Firstly I checked the dependencies and find I have icu 2.6.1 as required
> and cairo 0.1.23 as stated.  Then I uninstalled the existing mono rpms
> and monodevelop.  This includes uninstalling monodoc, gecko-sharp,
> gtksourceview-sharp and gtk-sharp.  So we should be starting clean.
> I got the 1.1.3 tarball, then as root untarred it, did configure, make,
> make install.  Everything's fine.
> I then got the libgdiplus tarball, and as root did configure --- and it
> tells me, '"configure: error: "Did not find Cairo 0.1.22"'.  Worse still
> is that when I do, "mono --version" I get, "bash: /usr/bin/mono: No such
> file or directory".
> So I now don't have any kind of working installation at all.  Can anyone
> help me out of this hole?  Please?
> Cheers
> Peter

I had a little difficulties along the same lines.  I had the best
results by doing this:
./configure --prefix=/usr
For every single package I wanted.

Maybe that's helpful for you, maybe not. I hope it is,

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