[Mono-list] Mono Windows/Cygwin Repeatable Build Process
Mon, 5 Jan 2004 19:31:45 +1000
I think there is a combination of reasons, but yes, the mono-build-w32.sh
rarely works without some hair-pulling...
I've heard many people say the same, so it's not just you and me.
As for making it work, I don't have the skills/time, lets hope someone who
does is listening. April 2003 was the last time I had a couple of days to
spare on making it build. Nobody on #mono or even on this list seems to know
how to make it build without fail (at least nobody I've come across).
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Joe Mozelesky
Sent: Monday, 5 January 2004 1:38 PM
Subject: [Mono-list] Mono Windows/Cygwin Repeatable Build Process
I was wondering if there were any plans to update mono-build-w32.sh to a
working state, or if there is a working build script for Windows/Cygwin
floating around out there? I just spent the past 2 days trying to compile
Mono on Cygwin. I did a fresh install of Cygwin, and I selected to install
_everything_. I have tried building using mono-build-w32.sh, and I have
tried building from a tarball, and I have tried checking it out from CVS and
building it manually.
I keep running into one problem after another. There is no single document
describing what is required for a successful build. Following the
instructions in the Mono handbook does not work. There are a lot of posts
in the mailing list archives about various common problems like libgc not
found, autoconf version issues, etc. I have messed with various settings
for LDFLAGS, CPPFLAGS, PKG_CONFIG_PATH, LD_LIBRARY_PATH, ACLOCAL_FLAGS,
PATH, etc. etc. to no avail. Every time I hack/fix one problem, there is
I would really like to get a setup so I can do a repeatable build from CVS
to keep current with various updates/bugfixes. I think this is the intent
of the mono-build-w32.sh script. Can all of the above be consolidated into
a set of steps that will work and is repeatable? If by some stroke of luck
I am able to get this to compile on my laptop, I am going to have to go
through this same 2 day process on my desktop trying to get it to build
Is my experience uncommon? Are others out there able to compile fine on
Windows/Cygwin? Is there something I am missing? Isn't there an automated
build process that runs every night and verifies the build works
successfully and nothing is broken on all target platforms?
Windows XP Professional SP 1
Cygwin 1.5.5-1 everything installed
I have the correct autotools versions after copying the cygwin devel
versions into /usr/bin. I corrected the libgc problem by copying gc.dll to
/usr/lib. I am now getting errors in mono/metadata about icall.c.
I am just frustrated and I am wondering if it is something that I am doing
wrong, or if the build script is broken, or if there is some easy way to get
a 'reference' environment setup. It seems like others have had success
building Mono on Cygwin with relative ease, so I'd like to determine what is
different about my clean-install environment.
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