[MonoDevelop] Help installing monodevelop
killerkiwi2005 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 5 19:31:12 EST 2008
theres at least one ppa with mono2
2008/11/6 Michael Hutchinson <m.j.hutchinson at gmail.com>
> On Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 5:53 PM, James King <james.king at 4act.com> wrote:
> > I'm a .Net developer trying to move away from Windows and Visual Studio.
> > am practically new to Linux and new to monodevelop. I currently use
> > Hardy amd64.
> > I have tried the Ubuntu package for monodevelop and it works okay.
> > my current project is an asp.net web project and would like to try and
> > utilize some of the new features of monodevelop 2 alpha.
> > I have a few questions.
> > 1. Can I compile and install monodevelop without ruining my current
> > monodevelop 1 installation?
> Not easily. However, if you build from source you can use it without
> installing it if you build from source. Use "make run".
> > I have tinkered a little on my own and download the releases
> > 1. mono-addins-0.3.1
> > 2. monodevelop-1.9
> > 3. monodoc-1.2.6
> > 4. gtk-sharp-188.8.131.52
> > I can compile mono addins without any errors. I can compile gtk-sharp
> > without any errors. I get some error about a strong assembly name when
> > compiling monodoc, but I am not super concerned with that at the moment.
> > When I try to compile monodevelop I have some trouble
> > 1. the readme says to run ./configure --prefix=`pkg-config
> > mono`
> > what is the --prefix=`pkg-config --variable=prefix mono`? If I type
> > in exactly I get an error saying "configure: error: expected an absolute
> > directory name for --prefix: pkg-config --variable=prefix mono"
> > If I do not add the --prefix option then configure seems to work fine,
> > the make command produces an error "error CS0006: cannot find metadata
> > I assumed that gtk-sharp was supposed to add that
> > file. However it does not.
> Your paths and install locations are messed up. When installing from
> source, I strongly recommend a parallel install.
> I suggest you find Mono 2.0 and GTK# 2.12.5 packages for Ubuntu and
> install them. If you can't find packages, build and install them in a
> parallel install. Then build MD from source -- preferably the upcoming
> 20 alpha 2, or SVN; 2.0 alpha 1 is getting old. Don't install it; use
> "make run".
> The page http://monodevelop.com/Development:_Getting_Started has some
> instructions on building/running MD from SVN.
> The *really* easy option is to use the Mono 2.0 openSUSE VMWare image,
> and use my MonoDevelop trunk packages:
> Michael Hutchinson
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