[Mono-list] Do you need to have Mono installed before you can build it?

Mike Christensen mike at kitchenpc.com
Fri Jul 22 01:57:43 EDT 2011

I'm getting the error:

make[6]: Entering directory `/home/mike/mono/mcs'
make[6]: gmcs: Command not found
make[6]: *** [build/deps/basic-profile-check.exe] Error 127
make[6]: Leaving directory `/home/mike/mono/mcs'
*** The compiler 'gmcs' doesn't appear to be usable.
*** You need Mono version 2.4 or better installed to build MCS
*** Read INSTALL.txt for information on how to bootstrap a Mono installation.
make[5]: *** [do-profile-check] Error 1

The docs at:


Seem to hint I need the Mono compiler installed before I can build
Mono..  What's the most straight forward way to do this on OpenSuSE

I do have gmsc.exe on another machine (version 2.6) - Can I just copy
that somewhere and set EXTERNAL_MCS?  Thanks!


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