[Mono-osx] Mono installer for OS X

Andrew Jorgensen ajorgensen at novell.com
Thu Mar 10 16:19:30 EST 2011

On Wed, 2011-03-09 at 17:47 -0500, Miguel de Icaza wrote:
> Hello,
> > I first installed Mono on my Mac a couple years ago or so. The first
> > version I had was 2.2. Since then I have installed 9 more revisions,
> > including the latest, 2.10.1. Everything was happy with my Mono
> > installation until today.  Today I installed a new version of
> > third-party app that I've been using for years. The OS X installer
> > (a .mpkg file) for this third-party app has embedded within it a copy
> > of the Mono 2.8.1 installer (a .pkg file.)  After completing
> > installation of this third-party app Mono no longer functioned. The
> > directory /Library/Frameworks/Mono.framework/Versions/Current
> > contained only the "etc" directory.
> Thanks for reporting this.   Apparently the tool that we are using to
> create the package installers for MacOS X changed the behavior and now
> seems to be uninstalling older Monos.
> We are looking into this.

Actually it's looking like this is a behavior that Apple changed at some
point.  We can probably work around it in some way but that won't help
older versions as the workaround is likely to be changing the installer
name to include the version in the name.

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