[MonoDevelop] monodevelop build from svn?

Michael Hutchinson m.j.hutchinson at gmail.com
Tue Oct 23 22:43:20 EDT 2007

On 10/23/07, Dale Moore <daleemoore at gmail.com> wrote:
> Howdy y'all;
> Is it reasonable to build monodevelop from svn with monodevelop 0.16 on my
> openSUSE 10.3 platform? If not then much of this might be worthless:(

Compiling MD on OpenSUSE 10.3 should be fine -- I do it myself.
However, although it's now possible to build MD from within MD (and
0.16 should be fine), it still relies on the autotools build system to
some extent for some parts of the build (thanks to MD's makefile
integration features, which enable things that are not otherwise
possible). This caused the problems you detailed in the rest of your
email -- missing makefile targets, invalid makefiles etc.

Just make sure that you run ./autogen.sh in the root MD directory
after checking out from svn. This generates the configure script
(which you can later re-run with different configure options such as
--enable-boo), which in turn generates the makefiles.

Having generated the makefiles, you can either use MD to compile MD or
run "make". The "make run" target is useful for testing before you
install with "make install".

Michael Hutchinson

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