[MonoDevelop] Compiling MonoDevelop

Michael Hutchinson m.j.hutchinson at gmail.com
Wed Aug 29 06:22:21 EDT 2007

On 8/29/07, Frogface <declan at frogface.org> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I'm looking to compile MonoDevelop from subversion on Ubuntu Fiesty Fawn. I'm
> trying to follow the 'Installing from Source' instructions on
> http://www.monodevelop.com/Download
> ... but upon trying to configure #  Gtk# 2.8.3 I get
> checking for MONO_DEPENDENCY... checking for gacutil... /usr/bin/gacutil
> checking for al... /usr/bin/al
> checking for csc.exe... no
> configure: error: You need to install either mono or .Net
> I also tried a commandline apt found here
> http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/ubuntu/install-monodevelop-on-ubuntu-linux/
> ... but still I don't appear to have the pre-requisites for csc.exe :(
> I currently have the Ubuntu installed. I haven't installed the
> mono-devel package. Is Ubuntu a good reasonable platform to carry out
> MonoDevelop development? Or if there is a good link to a useful resource on
> getting MonoDevelop on Fiesty compiling that would be cool.

Ubuntu is perfectly fine for Mono development. To compile MD, make
sure you have mono-gmcs and libmono-dev installed. Regarding your
other email, monodevelop uses gmcs (the 2.0 compiler) rather than mcs.

If you have the source repos enabled, "sudo apt-get build-dep
monodevelop" will get you a slightly outdated set of build

Michael Hutchinson

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