[Mono-list] Windows version does not work on Win98

Gonzalo Paniagua Javier gonzalo.reply.to.the.list.iam.suscribed@ximian.com
Thu, 03 Jun 2004 11:03:35 +0200

El jue, 03-06-2004 a las 07:52, Joop escribió:
> Hi list
> has anyone tried to install Mono 1.0 Beta 2 on Windows 98?
> The installer does not fail and nicely tells me that all went well. Then 
> I have to change the bat-file setmonopath.bat to include " in the PATH 
> because Windows 98 does not like the spaces in the PATH-name.
> But then the real problem arises. When I start mono or mcs a error 
> message pops up and tells me:
>     The PSAPI.DLL file is linked to missing export NTDLL.DLL:_stricmp
> This looks like the lot is compiled for NT or higher iso Windows 98 
> (sorry, I still only have Windows 98 and would love to move to Linux but 
> that still program calling it self Progress does not work on Linux as a 
> client (GUI) so I'm stuck)
> I'd love either to see this solved by seeing a version for Windows 98 or 
> at least that the installer checks what version of Windows I have and 
> then say sorry to me and that this setup is only for WinNT/2000/XP and 
> up(?). Maybe offer to go on anyway, but at least warn,
> Seeing that .NET by M$ does work on Windows 98, it would be nice if Mono 
> would also work on Windows 98. I understand that there might not be as 
> high a demand for that but a setup that does not check for the right 
> version of Windows is just not very friendly.

Windows 98 would require a different installer with mono compiled in a
Win98 machine. The script for the installer is in CVS, just in case
anyone wants to provide it.

I'm afraid that until someone does that, you will have to compile mono
by yourself from the source package.