[Mono-list] Compiling 2.8

Abe Gillespie abe.gillespie at gmail.com
Tue Oct 19 10:30:09 EDT 2010

Depends on what you're doing.  If you're creating a standard assembly
and / or console app then you'll need:

libgdiplus (to be safe)

If you're creating a web / ASP.Net app then you'll need:

mod_mono (if you're hosting in Apache)

That's about it.


On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 10:00 AM, Matt Calder <mvcalder at gmail.com> wrote:
> All,
> I am experiencing memory issues in my application:
> Too many heap sections: Increase MAXHINCR or MAX_HEAP_SECTS
> So I want to compile and install mono-2.8 because I understand it has
> improved GC. I have done this previously without issues (I currently
> run 2.6.7), but am wondering if I am missing some important parts.
> When I go to the download site:
> http://ftp.novell.com/pub/mono/sources-stable/
> I see a number of items to download:
>    * mono-2.8.tar.bz2
>    * mono-basic-2.8.tar.bz2
>    * libgdiplus-2.8.tar.bz2
>    * gluezilla-2.6.tar.bz2
> ...
> 28 items in all. Now, my question is, what are all these for? I don't
> recall exactly which ones I grabbed in the past. I have consistently
> awful experiences with debugging in monodevelop, possibly I need (and
> do not have) one of the *-debugger-* items? Should I do a (configure,
> make, install) on each of the 28 tarballs? I am quite happy to build
> whatever, but it is not clear to me what all these are and what order
> they may or may not need to be built in.
> My question is, is there a description of the various tarballs somewhere?
> Matt
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