[Mono-list] Dll loading failure
Michal Moskal <email@example.com>
Thu, 28 Apr 2005 18:13:29 +0200
On 4/28/05, Jurek Bartuszek <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Dnia 2005-04-28 17:47, U?ytkownik Michal Moskal napisa?:
> > How did you compile asm->dll?
> To .so:
> 1) nasm -f elf dodaj.asm -o dodaj.o
> 2. ld --shared --soname dodaj.so -o dodaj.so dodaj.o
You need to use this version on Linux.
> To .dll:
> 1) nasm -f coff dodaj.asm -o dodaj.o
> 2) /opt/xmingw/bin/i386-mingw32msvc-ld --shared -no-undefined
> - --export-all-symbols -o dodaj.dll dodaj.o
And this one won't work.
> A dll file created this way _does_ work when running myfile.exe on
> windows. On linux - it doesn't (well, I don't know this for real, cause
> I still can't force mono to search for his dlls in `pwd`)
Mono does not support native code DLLs from Windows when running on Linux.
I guess mono searches in the current directory. But failing to recognize
the file format, it says it cannot find (usable) DLL.
> > The file needs to be in the ELF format, linked as a shared library.
> So, are you trying to tell me, that it is impossible to use dll files
> with mono and DllImport?
> > Specifically using dll from Windows won't work.
> I don't think I'm following you :-\ As far as I know, dll is a
> windows-specific format. Which dlls will work, then?
Only managed code (ones containing IL byte code, not native x86 machine
code) DLLs will work.