[Monodevelop-devel] Building MonoDevelop on OS X for use on other Macs

Michael Hutchinson m.j.hutchinson at gmail.com
Wed Feb 23 13:35:44 EST 2011

On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 5:24 PM, David Mitchell <dmitchell at logos.com> wrote:
> I dug into this further, and the issue seems to be how the zip file is
> created (I neglected to mention that we've been distributing MonoDevelop
> in zip form; my apologies). Here is the relevant snippet from the Mac
> makefile:
> MonoDevelop.app.zip: MonoDevelop.app
>  zip -r9uq MonoDevelop.app.zip MonoDevelop.app
> We zip the file, but we don't pass the -y argument, which would cause
> symlinks to be preserved. Since the app bundle symlinks to Mono, this
> means that whatever I have in Versions/Current/bin/mono is copied into the
> zip file, and if the target machine doesn't have this same version of Mono
> installed, then MonoDevelop fails to run. I believe the Makefile should
> read
> MonoDevelop.app.zip: MonoDevelop.app
>  zip -r9uyq MonoDevelop.app.zip MonoDevelop.app
> I'll be pushing this change to the master and 2.4 branches of our fork and
> submitting a pull request shortly.

Ah, yeah, I haven't used the zip target since adding the symlink.

Michael Hutchinson

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