[Mono-list] MacOS packages.

Andy Satori dru@satori-assoc.com
Wed, 25 Feb 2004 09:21:21 -0500

Urs is correct, after some more digging, it's the 'way' to go.  it's 
going to take me a couple of days to cleanup my own system to get all 
this built and tested (wish I had another machine for this...  oh 

I've got the packages and base installer's built, I just need to run 
through and tweak them into frameworks.  This will also make them much 
easier to install and manage in the future.


On Feb 25, 2004, at 8:21 AM, Urs Muff wrote:

> If you actually look at /usr/bin/javac, /usr/bin/java, those are soft 
> links
> to 
> /System/Library/Framework/JavaVM.Framework/Version/1.4.2/Command/java.
> --> We only have to create soft links for stuff main executables, but 
> not
> necessary the .exe assemblies since those are just .Net assemblies 
> unless we
> have some .exe Mono launcher in /etc/... as discussed many times on 
> this
> list.
> As for the version: that is the framework version not the assembly 
> version.
> The GAC is fine and no problem, but Apple is talking about the 
> executables
> (mono,mint) dynamic libraries (libmono.dylib, ...) and the C-headers, 
> and
> that has a standard folder structure.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Miguel de Icaza [mailto:miguel@novell.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2004 7:43 PM
> To: Urs C Muff
> Cc: Andy Satori; mono-list@ximian.com
> Subject: Re: [Mono-list] MacOS packages.
> Hello,
>> Well actually I agree that the shell scripts 'mono' and 'mcs' might
>> live in /usr/bin, but I would create a Framework and put it in
>> /System/Library/Frameworks/MonoVM.Framework the same way as
>> /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.Framework is placed (look at the
>> folder structure within the framework to see how Apple is structuring
>> such a beast).
>> But the .Net assemblies should live in
>> /System/Library/Frameworks/MonoVM.Framework/Versions/0.30/Assemblies
>> where there is a link pointing there @
>> /System/Library/Frameworks/MonoVM.Framework/Assemblies.
>> That would conform with Apple's standard much better: I don't know how
>> we would have to build mono to include those in the assembly load
>> path...
> I think you just build mono with a prefix of:
> 	/System/Library/Frameworks/MonoVM.Framework
> And just copy anything that is installed in the bin/ subdirectory to
> /usr/bin.
> As for the versioning: we will be taking care of library versions in a
> different way (the GAC approach)