SOLVED: Re: [MonoDevelop] Issues Building in /usr/local

Christopher Ness chris at
Thu Apr 27 21:52:34 EDT 2006

I didn't have all the development libraries installed.

Be sure you've installed all the devel packages listed on this page:

Then follow the build steps listed on:

Now you should have a working `monodevelop` program.


On Tue, 2006-04-25 at 23:16 -0400, Christopher Ness wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to build monodevelop on a FC5 machine from source.  I have
> put everything in the prefix=/usr/local and have set my
> PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/usr/local/lib/:/usr/local/lib/pkgconfig/:/usr/lib/pkgconfig/
> in the shell I'm building in.
> The FC5 mono packages are also installed, but in /usr
> I do pretty well building the dependencies listed on
> until I try to build the program
> itself.  I error out with this message:
> ./MonoDevelop.Ide.Gui/HelpViewer.cs(36,4): error CS1502: The best
> overloaded method match for `Gtk.Container.Add(Gtk.Widget)' has some
> invalid arguments
> ./MonoDevelop.Ide.Gui/HelpViewer.cs(36,4): error CS1503: Argument 1:
> Cannot convert from `Gtk.HTML' to `Gtk.Widget'
> Compilation failed: 2 error(s), 0 warnings
> make[3]: *** [../../../build/AddIns/MonoDevelop.Ide.dll] Error 1
> make[3]: Leaving directory
> `/home/nesscg/sandbox/mono/monodevelop/Core/src/MonoDevelop.Ide'
> make[2]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
> make[2]: Leaving directory
> `/home/nesscg/sandbox/mono/monodevelop/Core/src'
> make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
> make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/nesscg/sandbox/mono/monodevelop/Core'
> make: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
> [nesscg at heidrun monodevelop]$ svn info

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