[MonoDevelop] Installing assemblies for monodevelop manually

Ian Norton-Badrul ian.norton-badrul at thales-esecurity.com
Thu Jul 8 10:31:12 EDT 2010

On Thu, 2010-07-08 at 15:11 +0100, Thiago Padilha wrote:
>   I'm kinda new to linux so I don't understand exactly how pkgconfig
> works or how monodevelop uses it. In the FAQ says monodevelop
> automatically generates .rc files for projects, but what I want is to
> add a third party compiled assembly. Could you give an example .rc
> file and where would I put it so monodevelop finds it?

Hi Thiago,

pkg-config is a program that knows how to give you compiler
flags/options for a given package.

eg. pkg-config --libs gtk-sharp-2.0 gives you:


You can tell gmcs and mcs on mono to run this for you by doing:

$ gmcs -pkg:gtk-sharp-2.0 ...

The packages listed in monodevelop when you choose Edit References are
all pkg-config mono packages.

If you want to add one that is in the GAC and is not in that list you
are best just adding it manually.



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