[Mono-list] Mono embedding issue

Andreas Färber andreas.faerber at web.de
Thu Oct 12 07:13:12 EDT 2006

Am 12.10.2006 um 08:03 schrieb Massimiliano Mantione:

> On Wed, 2006-10-11 at 23:49 +0200, Andreas Färber wrote:
>> So far I have only tried to compile Mono under Cygwin on Windows,
>> where I had instructions from the Wiki, including specific
>> instructions and a script for the dependencies; if anyone would tell
>> me how to go about it on OS X without ruining my existing Mono
>> installation I'd be willing to give it a try.
> I have never used OS X, but the standard way of hacking Mono without
> touching the official Mono installation is choosing a custom prefix.
> I mean, you download the sources, and when running ./configure (or
> ./autogen.sh if you work from svn) specify the --prefix option.
> The choice of prefix is arbitrary, as long as it does not overlap
> the officially installed one. I prefer working with prefixes on my
> own home (like "/home/massi/mono") so I never need root permissions
> to install the custom mono, and therefore I have no chances to mess
> things up.

That's a great hint! Using a user-specific prefix it won't be able to  
access /usr/bin.

What about Mono's dependencies? Is it sufficient to have Mono  
installed, or do I need additional glib and pkg-config stuff? Any  
other command line arguments or environment variables necessary for  
it to find the headers and libraries?


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