[Mono-osx] Ambiguity on containment of the Mono framework

Steve Lessard s_lessard at yahoo.com
Fri Nov 30 22:41:41 UTC 2012

Soft symlinks are installed in /usr/bin because /usr/bin is in the 
environment's PATH. These symlinks point back to the mono framework 
directory.  Run this command to see a list of what was installed in /usr/bin

\ls -las /usr/bin/ | grep -i mono

> Sterling Smith <mailto:smithsp at fusion.gat.com>
> November 12, 2012 9:48 AM
> List,
> I am about to install the Mono Framework on Mac OSX 10.6.8. Because I 
> am wary of how installing a program can affect other programs, I find 
> the following statements from the Read Me (in the installation 
> process) to be ambiguous concerning the containment of the Mono framework:
> <quote>
> This README is for Mono.framework 2.10.5_0.
> This is the Mono Runtime and Development Platform 
> (http://www.mono-project.com/).
> This package installs Mono and all of its dependencies inside of 
> /Library/Frameworks/Mono.framework.
> </quote>
> </quote>
> A simple uninstallMono.sh script is included in the disk image. This 
> is shell script that must be run as root, and it will remove the 
> Mono.framework and the links in /usr/bin.
> </quote>
> What gets installed to /usr/bin if Mono and all of its dependencies 
> are installed inside of /Library/Frameworks/Mono.framework?
> Thanks,
> Sterling
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