[MonoDevelop] MonoDevelop on Mac OS X

Iain McCoy iain@mccoy.id.au
Thu, 20 May 2004 23:52:29 +1000

On Thu, 2004-05-20 at 22:32, Brian Jepson wrote:
>    * Install mozilla with fink. This will take a veeeery long time if
>      you do it from source, so if you don't mind mixing source/binary
>      installations, just do "sudo apt-get install mozilla". If you
>      don't have mozilla installed, the monodevelop script will appear
>      to hang ("cat `which mozilla`" turns into "cat") when you launch
>      it.
This looks like a bug to me. It should certainly do something more
graceful to bail.

What should we do when we haven't got mozilla installed? Is it
reasonable to run anyway, or do we need to abort? I don't know what MD
actually uses gecko-sharp for.

If we need to abort, shouldn't the configure script die if it can't find
mozilla? It could potentially use the same sort of thing to find mozilla
when pkg-config isn't probably working for gtkmozembed (see if there's a
mozilla in the path; if so, grep it to find out what MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME

For that matter, why does the monodevelop script need to set
MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME at all? Shouldn't it be handled by gecko-sharp?
Iain McCoy <iain@mccoy.id.au>