[Mono-list] How to build against NUnit?

Massimiliano Mantione massi at ximian.com
Wed Feb 21 01:59:34 EST 2007

On Tue, 2007-02-20 at 19:47 -0500, Jason Perkins wrote:
> I am trying to make the switch from MS .NET to Linux and Mono. I have
> created a simple project and a Makefile, all good. But I can't figure
> out how to add a reference to the NUnit assemblies. I thought adding
> `-r:nunit.framework.dll` would do it, but I get the "CS0006: Cannot
> find assembly" error.

A clean way of doing it is:
mcs -pkg:mono-nunit .......

That (assuming that nunit has been properly installed) uses pkg-config
to do the job.
Of course, if you don't know what pkg-config is, "man pkg-config"...

In practice, this works if you have a "mono-nunit.pc" file in your
$PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable, which must be in sync with your
Mono installation (I mean, the proper dll must be there!).

Since you are learning, see also this page:
It is not the answer to your problem, but it is related, and should
be mandatory reading...


More information about the Mono-list mailing list