[Monodevelop-devel] Building mono develop on OS X

Michael Hutchinson m.j.hutchinson at gmail.com
Sat Feb 21 15:42:29 EST 2009

On Sat, Feb 21, 2009 at 2:18 PM, Joachim Ante <joe at unity3d.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> When i try to build the latest mono develop from trunk i get an error  You
> need to install update-mime-database.
> I read in the archives that i should provide --disable-update-mimedb but
> this parameter seems to get rejected from ./configure as an illegal option.
> What should i be passing to the configure to make mono develop compile?
> Joachim Ante
> using ./configure --profile=mac works better :)
> But now i am getting this:
> ./configure: line 2688: syntax error near unexpected token
>>= $MONO_REQUIRED_VERSION, has_mono=true, has_mono=false)'
> I have mono 2.4 preview 3 installed.

Set PKG_CONFIG_PATH to the Mono framework's pkgconfig directory. IIRC
it's something like
export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/Libraries/Frameworks/Mono.framework/Version/Current/lib/pkgconfig

I've never actually built it on Mac using make. Instead, I loaded the
solution using MonoDevelop.app, switched the active configuration to
"DebugMac", and it built and run from within MonoDevelop without any
problems or use of the command line.

You'd probably need a very recent MonoDveelop.app to do this, though.

Michael Hutchinson

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