[Mono-list] Cannot run monodoc on windows

Goldstein, Nachum (Jonathan) NGoldstein at nds.com
Mon Oct 30 02:37:43 EST 2006

I did install from the official windows installer.

After some more investigation, it seems to me that the etc/mono/config
file (attached) might be incorrect for the windows install.

It maps libc to libc.so.6, because libc.dll does not exist under the
mono root, nor does it exist under my cygwin root.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jonathan Pryor [mailto:jonpryor at vt.edu] 
Sent: Sunday, October 29, 2006 23:04
To: Rafael Ferreira
Cc: Goldstein, Nachum (Jonathan); mono-list at lists.ximian.com
Subject: Re: [Mono-list] Cannot run monodoc on windows

On Sun, 2006-10-29 at 10:24 -0700, Rafael Ferreira wrote:
> it looks like your installation is corrupted (libc cannot be found). 
> Did you compile it from source or did you use of the windows 
> installers? I would suggest reinstalling from one of the bundled 
> windows releases and trying again.

Take a closer look at that callstack:

> > Unhandled Exception: System.DllNotFoundException: libc.so.6 
> >   at (wrapper managed-to-native) Monodoc.RootTree:chmod (string,int)

> >   at Monodoc.RootTree.MakeIndex () [0x00000] 
> >   at Monodoc.Driver.Main (System.String[] args) [0x00000]

It's failing because monodoc is trying to invoke chmod(2), which doesn't
exist on windows (except through cygwin.dll, but that doesn't count).

The obvious answer is that monodoc is not currently portable to Windows.
I don't know how much work it would take to make it portable.

 - Jon

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