[Mono-list] libMonoPosixHelper.dylib?

Jonathan Pryor jonpryor at vt.edu
Wed Nov 5 18:09:44 UTC 2014

On Nov 5, 2014, at 11:19 AM, Maury Markowitz <maury.markowitz at gmail.com> wrote:
> unzOpen2 is part of miniunzip, itself part of zlib. The zlib code appears to be in the MPH project essentially/completely unchanged. Of course I also have libz in /usr/lib on every device I'm targeting.

libMonoPosixHelper.dylib has a copy of minzip for use in System.IO.Packaging/etc.

> *** What are you doing, man?! ***
> Is WindowsBase available in a OSX version? Or just System.IO.Packaging? It does not appear to be, which is what started me down this rabbit hole.

The System.IO.Packaging namespace is in WindowsBase.dll:

> Assembly:  WindowsBase (in WindowsBase.dll)

WindowsBase.dll, in turn, is installed:

	$ find /Library/Frameworks/Mono.framework/Libraries/ -name WindowsBase.dll

Using the assembly Works For Me™:

	$ csharp -r:WindowsBase.dll
	csharp> using System.IO.Packaging;
	csharp> Package p = null;

OK, not a great example, but it shows that the assembly, namespace, and type were found by the compiler...

> *** It just works! ***
> If this call should normally just work, then perhaps the path is screwed up and it can't find it. How would I test this possibility?

What would be helpful is if you provided your sample code and the corresponding error message. AFAIK, Mono should be able to find libMonoPosixHelper.dylib, so I don't understand the error you're seeing.

 - Jon

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