[Mono-winforms-list] An error occurred while loading the archive. ??

Alex Shulgin alexander.shulgin at yessoftware.com
Wed Jul 15 08:33:38 EDT 2009

daggoth wrote:
> I wonder why most used distro, while installing mono framework doesn't 
> do that.

Why?  Because not all exe's are .net assemblies, I guess. :)


> Stefanos A. ha scritto:
>> On Wed, 2009-07-15 at 03:35 -0700, kkmann wrote:
>>> I copy My .net application I builted on windowxp to Mono, and when I run I
>>> receive message "An error occurred while loading the archive." . Look like
>>> .exe was treat as zip file in my mono system.
>>> Can any one show me how to fix this..
>> You simply need to configure your system to launch exe files with mono.
>> If you are using Gnome, right click on the exe, select "Open with other
>> application", click "use custom command" and type "mono" (without the
>> quotes).
>> 'Mono' should now appear as an option in the "Open With" menu. To set it
>> as the default handler, right click on the exe, select properties and go
>> to the "Open With" tab. Just select mono instead of file-roller.
>> The alternative is to write a simple executable script that launches
>> your application on Linux (it simply needs to call 'mono Foo.exe'). As
>> long as the script is executable, the user will be able to double click
>> it to launch your app.

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