[Mono-list] Re: Mono in Solaris

Andreas Färber andreas.faerber at web.de
Wed Dec 28 09:58:29 EST 2005

Hello Miguel,

>>Anybody knows if Solaris 8 in sparc is mono supported??
>It does.
>That is where we build Mono on our build bot.
Me too I have been trying to get Mono running on Solaris without 
success. Like I posted earlier, I am running a virgin Solaris 10 x86 
with all developer packages from the CDs installed, and by now I have 
Sun Studio 11 installed and am trying Mono 1.1.11 (-> 1.1.12 source does 
not have any ./configure or ./autogen.sh!!!).
Problem is still the libelf error I started out with (now 
/opt/SUNWspro/bin and /usr/ccs/bin in the path).

>It requires you to
>manually setup the GNU toolchain which is where you seem to be stuck.
>We use gcc ourselves.
The GCC at sunfreeware.com too appears to use the Mono-incompatible 
/usr/ccs/bin/ld, and I cannot find any info on what exactly I need to do 
to get Mono running on Solaris.

Can't you *please* post a list of what software one needs to install in 
order to compile Mono on Solaris? After all, you are claiming that it 
runs on Solaris on the Mono front page!
The Mono:Solaris page however simply redirects to Mono:SPARC 
architecture page (although Solaris is also available for x86) and 
offers no special info on any Solaris setup procedures.
(Binary packages like on OSX would of course also be handy but I'm not 
even asking for that.)

Do I need OpenSolaris / Solaris Express instead of Solaris 10 to run Mono?

I have a Milestone presentation coming up soon and would like to 
showcase my Mono based server software on a Solaris box for an 
interoperability demonstration...

Best regards,


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