[Mono-osx] Homebrew complains about Mono

Bojan Rajkovic brajkovic at coderinserepeat.com
Mon Aug 27 20:04:22 UTC 2012

On Aug 27, 2012, at 4:00 PM, Hawk <temhawk at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> I installed Mono 2.10.9 Build #11 recently in order to play the game
> SpaceChem on my Mac.
> Now I'm installing Homebrew and when it completes it produces the
> following warnings:
>> Warning: /Library/Frameworks/Mono.framework detected
>> This can be picked up by CMake's build system and likely cause the build to
>> fail. You may need to move this file out of the way to compile CMake.
>> Warning: You have a non-Homebrew 'pkg-config' in your PATH:
>> /usr/bin/pkg-config => /Library/Frameworks/Mono.framework/Versions/2.10.9/bin/pkg-config
>> This was most likely created by the Mono installer. `./configure` may
>> have problems finding brew-installed packages using this other pkg-config.
> Is this going to be an issue?
> If so, can I remove Mono.framework from /Library/Frameworks and
> restore the original pkg-config in /usr/bin without causing SpaceChem
> to become unplayable?
> Thanks for your advice.
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Hi Hawk,

I wouldn't worry about this too much—I haven't seen too many issues with that pkg-config symlink, and there was no pkg-config there to begin with, Mono just puts a symlink. You can safely 'sudo unlink /usr/bin/pkg-config' and things will still work. 

The CMake warning seems like a red herring to me—I've never seen any problems, but I also don't use CMake.

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