[MonoDevelop] Difficulty launching MonoDevelop 2.0 on MacOSX 10.4.11

Sandy Armstrong sanfordarmstrong at gmail.com
Wed Apr 15 15:32:53 EDT 2009

Since nobody ever closed this bug, I've updated it with the latest error:


I don't know if any MD developers have access to 10.4 for testing, though.


On 04/11/2009 07:42 AM, Sandy Armstrong wrote:
> Open /Applications/Utilities/Console.app, hit the Clear button, then
> attempt to launch MonoDevelop.  On OS X 10.4, I'm currently getting
> this error:
> /Users/ellery/Desktop/MonoDevelop.app/Contents/MacOS/monodevelop: line
> 35: syntax error near unexpected token `"$arg"'
> /Users/ellery/Desktop/MonoDevelop.app/Contents/MacOS/monodevelop: line
> 35: `		MONO_OPTIONS+=("$arg")'
> Are you seeing the same thing?  I'm poking around with it right now.
> Will let you know if I find/create a bug for it that you can follow.
> Sandy
> On Fri, Apr 10, 2009 at 5:14 PM, octopusfluff<octopusfluff at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> I've been going through the message archive, and can't find anything that
>> exactly matches the difficulty I'm having.
>> I'm a new user to Mono and .net in general, and I was hoping to get started
>> with the toolchain here. I'm an experienced software developer, but most of
>> my programming experience is from years ago in embedded Forth, so I'm a bit
>> lost. :)
>> I've installed the current mono and monodevelop packages from the
>> go-mono.com download page.. but whenever I attempt to launch the MonoDevelop
>> app, it briefly appears in the dock for less than a second, then vanishes.
>> No error messages are reported. I also attempted using a terminal to launch
>> the app using 'open /Applications/MonoDevelop.app' but that also yielded the
>> same behavior, with no error messages or other feedback to the command line.
>> I'd attempt to troubleshoot further, but I don't know where to begin.
>> There's nothing in the system.log related to Mono, and I don't know how to
>> coerce something useful out of the monodevelop app.
>> Any suggestions?
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