[Mono-list] Beta Install Troubles

Stefan Matthias Aust sma@3plus4.de
Sun, 09 May 2004 19:33:43 +0200


First of all: Thanks for making Mono-beta-1 possible!

Being not very familiar with Linux, I tried to install the Beta 1 today. 
I afraid, I sort-of failed and thought that this report might be 
interesting for you...

I'm running Fedora Core 1 with Gnome 2.4. I used yum (su'd to root, 
entered "yum -y update") to update my system.

I added the URL shown at "for YUM, please use" to my yum.conf, 
immitating the format of the other entries. Seemed to work... Then I 
looked for additional instructions on your website but didn't find them. 
  So I tried "yum update" but that didn't work.  I tried "yum upgrade" 
but that didn't work either.  Okay, that's my problem not really knowing 
yum, but  still, it would be helpful to get the right instructions to enter.

Next try: I used "yum install *mono*" and it started to download rpms 
but eventually failed to download "wine 20040408-1fc1winehq.athlon". 
(Looks like somehow my system adds an "athlon" where you've i386).

Next try: I used "yum -y install mono-core* mono-run*" and eventually 
every other package listed on 
http://www.go-mono.com/archive/beta1/fedora-1-i386/ to download and 
install the stuff one by one.  Could be more comfortable for my taste.

It's a bit irritating that the mysql support - the only db driver I'm 
interested in - has not a mono prefix.  I don't care that anybody else 
did that, it would be nice if the naming would be more consistent. 
Unfortunately, I can't install that package, because that requires again 
the wine-package (why does a db driver need mono-window-forms?).

Last but not least, I'd love to try out mono-develop but do not want to 
install a tar ball. The monodevelop webpage says that perhaps (if I'm 
lucky) there might be a package for my linux distribution but I didn't 
find one.  Seems, that I'll have to be patient :)

Question: Is it save to install both mono-core and mono-preview? 
Actually, I'm most interested in the C# 2.0 language with generics, 
comparing it to Java 1.5.

Stefan Matthias Aust // "Zweifel sind der Ansporn des Denkens..." -U