[Mono-list] mscorlib.dll problem on Windows - yes, once again :(

Ian MacLean ianm@ActiveState.com
Fri, 12 Mar 2004 17:44:18 +0900

hmm - maybe I just interpreted the initial message differently from you 
but it doesn't seem particularly confrontational to me. About the 
harshest criticism would be the phrase "However, I wouldn't expect my 
users to do the same :(" which is quite mild IMHO.
I'm sure everyone appreciates the effort you ( and everyone else on the 
project ) puts into this stuff - I know I run your installers on 
windows. However the original post is hardly an all out flame on your 
efforts - its a reasonable description of a users problem - maybe 
mentioning you by name at the end was a little insensitive but seriously 
I've had far worse from users of projects I've worked on - paid and 
unpaid. Maybe you're just having a bad day.

I realize repeated criticism can be frustrating but your response seems 
out of all proportion to the original message - unless somthing else was 
sent that didn't get posted to the list.


Daniel Morgan wrote:

>by the way, i just wanted you to know
>if you PAID for Mono and Ximian PAID me for developing Mono.  However, this
>is not the case.
>Have some fucking respect for people!
>-----Original Message-----
>From: mono-list-admin@lists.ximian.com
>[mailto:mono-list-admin@lists.ximian.com]On Behalf Of Maciek
>Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2004 7:55 AM
>To: mono-list@lists.ximian.com
>Subject: [Mono-list] mscorlib.dll problem on Windows - yes, once again
>I've just installed the latest Mono 0.30 for Windows (using the
>installer), and while previous releases (e.g. 0.28) worked fine for me,
>this one is a major problem.
>Whenever I launch mint or mono to execute an assembly, it comes up with
>the following error:
>The assembly mscorlib.dll was not found or could not be loaded.
>It should have been installed in the
>`e:/cygwin/home/danmorg/mono/install/lib' directory.
>I've read BugID 50085. I have the PATH set to C:\Program
>Files\Mono-0.30\bin and C:\Program Files\Mono-0.30\lib . MONO_PATH is
>set to C:\Program Files\Mono-0.30\lib and MONO_CFG_DIR to C:\Program
>All DLLs, including mscorlib.dll are present in 'lib' directory, I've
>also copied the DLLs to 'bin' just in case, but the error message remains.
>Does it mean I have to install Mono into a new partition E: ? That is,
>until I compile Mono myself, I plan to do that this weekend. However, I
>wouldn't expect my users to do the same :(
>Is there a quick workaround not requiring complete recompilation?
>Maciek Plewa
>PS. This is a minor thing, but I thought I should mention it. The
>msvcr70.dll was not present on my computer (I have mscvr71.dll :), so I
>had to download it from the net and put it in Mono/bin directory. It
>seems this release of Mono for Windows wasn't tested by anyone else than
>the author (danmorg) himself.
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Ian MacLean, Developer, 
ActiveState, a division of Sophos