[Mono-list] mcs hangs on FreeBSD!

Patrick Hartling patrick@vrac.iastate.edu
Wed, 31 Mar 2004 08:26:38 -0600

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On Tue, 2004-03-30 at 13:59, Swaroop C H wrote:
> Hello all,
>     I searched the list archives but I couldn't find a solution
> to this problem I am facing.
>     I was able to successfully compile and install Mono 0.30.2
> from source on a FreeBSD box, but however mcs hangs whenever I
> try to compile a simple HelloWorld program. It even shows the
> version number for 'mcs --version' but then it just goes into
> some sort of infinite loop i.e. it hangs. I have to hit Ctrl-C to
> stop it.
> Can anyone point out what I am doing wrong?

What version of FreeBSD are you using?  With garbage collection enabled,
Mono has behaved this way for me for quite some time on FreeBSD 5.x.  If
you have the Ports Collection, /usr/ports/lang/mono is marked as broken
for all 5.x versions up to and including 5.2-current.  With FreeBSD 4.x,
I believe that Mono works fine.  This behavior is something I have been
wanting to try to fix for a while, but Linux systems are readily
available enough to me that getting FreeBSD fixed is not a very high
priority (even though I prefer to use FreeBSD).


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