[Mono-list] Framework instillation

Chris Howie cdhowie at gmail.com
Fri Jan 16 11:39:56 EST 2009

On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 11:33 AM, Mathflair <mathflair at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> framework.

Well, using your product would force them to get Mono, right?  :)

> 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?

Not to my knowledge, having twenty different stripped versions of the
framework hanging around would probably be bigger than just installing
it once.  On most distros (Debian in particular) the framework is
separated into a lot of packages, so you can install just the pieces
of the framework you need.

Chris Howie

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