[Mono-list] MonoDevelop 0.7

peter apvx95 at dsl.pipex.com
Mon May 23 14:31:32 EDT 2005

Todd Berman wrote:

>Back onto point a bit here. I have noticed a couple recurring trends.
>#1) People who use the installer, and not the rpms, and then install
>gtk# 1.9.5 into a *different* prefix than the installer, and then
>install MD seem to have the most issues. To me, and Daniel can correct
>me if I am wrong, but it seems that people using the installer don't
>seem to understand that if you don't install mono stuff into the same
>prefix as mono, you need to mung things like MONO_GAC_PATH and
>LD_LIBRARY_PATH, etc. Maybe this is something that should be put into
>some sort of HOWTO for the installer.
>#2) People assume that MD not loading with the DllNotFoundException are
>related to MD. That is just not the case. Any application that actually
>attempting to use those libraries would die the same way. MonoDevelop
>just happens to be a non-toy application, so it exposes the issues in
>your setup right away.
>I would recommend for people who are having issues installing
>MonoDevelop look into how their mono prefix and gtk# prefixes are setup,
>as that seems to be the #1 cause of all of these problems. Mixing RPMS
>w/ tarballs w/ installers is not something that should be done lightly
>and indiscriminately.

I'm sure you're correct - but the question is how can a non-expert in 
these things, of reasonable intelligence, discover what needs to be done 
to put things right?

At the moment, all I know is that I can't get monodevelop to run under 
mono 1.1.7.  I don't know why and I don't know how to fix it.  I've 
posted all the information I know about.  If I need to post some more, 
I'd be more than happy to do so - or to repost what I've already posted.

Usual caveats about my own shortcomings apply.


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