[MonoDevelop] Package content

John D. Hardin jhardin@impsec.org
Fri, 6 Aug 2004 06:10:13 -0700 (PDT)

On Thu, 5 Aug 2004, Stephen Roller wrote:

> I haven't tried Red Carpet, but from what I understand, installing
> Mono in it is a breeze.  Click-Click and your done.  Does anyone
> want to confirm that?

I can, and it is, but only if you happen to be running one of the
distributions that Ximian has decided to support with pre-built RPMs.

If you're willing to build your own RPMs you can set up your own
repository, or if you trust some third party who is providing packages
for your platform you can use them, but it's not quite as transparent
and easy as running one of the supported distros.

In my case, the desire to install Mono 1.0 from Red Carpet forced me
to upgrade from RH7.3, which I was happy with but for which no new
Mono packages were built, to RH9.0.

What would be nice to see in Red Carpet is something akin to Gentoo's
model: after picking a package and having Red Carpet figure out the
dependency tree, have the option to grab the *sources* and build the
RPMs locally and then install them. This would avoid the current
distro-specific-binary problem of Red Carpet.

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