[Mono-list] Framework instillation

Mathflair mathflair at gmail.com
Fri Jan 16 11:33:51 EST 2009

In general I am trying to stay away from using mkbundle.  It adds a lot of
complexity to the auto-updater part of my project.  I am more looking for a
solution that would force the linux distros to go out and get the mono

I would be okay with bundling a framework right in with the installer and
having it install if it wasn't already on there computers.  The problem with
this is that the framework is 90MB large, and most people don't want to
download a program that big.  Is there any way to compile just a part of the
framework and install that, so that if users don't have the full framework I
can give them a smaller one?

Chris Howie wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 7:33 PM, Mathflair <mathflair at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I am developing an application that uses the Mono framework.  I am
>> wondering
>> if there is any sort of installer I can bundle when I distribute my
>> product
>> that will install mono on the systems that don't have it.  I know that in
>> windows I can bundle my exe with another executable that will install the
>> .NET framework on the target computer.  Is there such a thing for mono in
>> linux and mac?
> For Linux you could use mkbundle, but note that this limits the
> architectures that your binary will run on.  It would be better to
> require that users install Mono themselves, using their distro's
> package manager.  If you are going to go the bundle route then at
> least provide a non-bundled version so that people like me don't get
> frustrated trying to install it.
> -- 
> Chris Howie
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