[Mono-list] Mono Linux Installer suggestions

Daniel Morgan danielmorgan@verizon.net
Wed, 27 Apr 2005 00:47:24 -0400

Works great on Fedora Core 3 Linux!  

It installs so easily just like the Windows installer.  You can not get
any easier than this.

However, here are issues I found with it so far. I do not know if these
have been reported yet or not:

1. gacutil -l 
  fails to run.  it can not find /usr/local/mono/gac

  It is correct about the directory not existing. Mono was installed to
my $HOME in directory mono-1.1.6 

2. xsp - when you run xsp out of the box, you could have it specify xsp
test pages.  This is what I have to do now.

  xsp --address --port 8080 \
      --root $HOME/mono-1.1.6/share/doc/xsp/test

I figured this out only because I'm already familiar with xsp, but for
someone who is new - they may think it is broken - even though it is

3. monodoc works nicely; however, trying to create new docs it fails for

monodoc --update assembly.dll folder/
fails.  Or am I using monodoc incorrectly?

[danmorg@DANPC ~]$ monodoc --update
$HOME/mono-1.1.6/lib/mono/1.0/Mono.Data.SybaseClient.dll sybasedocs/

Unhandled Exception: System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not
set to an instance of an object
in <0x00043> Updater:GetName (System.Type t)
in <0x000d0> Updater:Generate (System.Type type, System.String assembly,
System.String ns, System.Int32 count)
in <0x000ae> Updater:Generate (System.String assembly)
in <0x00146> Updater:Main (System.String[] args)

I want to add docs for missing assemblies that are included with Mono.