[MonoDevelop] How do I specify the target directory to be used when generating a package?

Matthew Pirocchi matthew.pirocchi at gmail.com
Thu Aug 12 13:23:27 EDT 2010

Thanks Lluis, that helps. One thing: It's not an application library. I'm
trying to make a package for agsXMPP (
http://www.ag-software.de/agsxmpp-sdk.html), a third party XMPP library.
It's stable and usable by many applications. In this case, how would I put
it in the GAC? There's no file to select in MonoDevelop and change the

- Matthew

On Thu, Aug 12, 2010 at 10:38 AM, Lluis Sanchez Gual <slluis.devel at gmail.com
> wrote:

> El dj 12 de 08 de 2010 a les 10:08 -0400, en/na Matthew Pirocchi va
> escriure:
> > If I right-click on the "Tarball" project, and go to Options > Files,
> > I see some like this: http://i.imgur.com/TkSW2.png
> >
> >
> > There are a couple of problems here:
> >
> >
> >  - "pkg-config folder" uses /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig, instead
> > of /usr/lib/pkgconfig. MonoDevelop itself doesn't seem to look
> > in /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig for .pc files.
> The specific folder will be selected when you run the configure script
> before building the tarball. So if you run "./configure --prefix=/usr",
> the .pc file will be installed in /usr/lib/pkgconfig.
> >  - This is a library, so I don't think I want it installed in "Program
> > Files" (which uses /usr/local/lib/projectname. I think it should go in
> > the GAC instead. Correct me if I'm wrong here.
> Application libraries should be installed in the directory of the
> application. In the GAC you should only install stable libraries to be
> shared by many applications.
> >
> >
> > In this dialog, the fields are not editable. How can I change the
> > target directory for these files?
> You can't change the target directory in that dialog. If you are
> including data files, you can set the deploy options by selecting the
> file in the solution pad and showing the properties. There is a Deploy
> section in the properties where you can specify the target directory.
> Lluis.
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