[MonoDevelop] MonoDevelop failed to start ---> System.DllNotFoundException: glibsharpglue-2

Michael Hutchinson m.j.hutchinson at gmail.com
Thu Nov 18 14:46:40 EST 2010

On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 11:30 AM, jepeal <thomas.loimayr at gmx.at> wrote:
> Hello,
> finally I was able to succesfully compile MonoDevelop2.4 on CentOS 5.5 (with
> Mono 2.6.7).
> When I want to run the program with the command monodevelop, the following
> error occurs:
> WARNING: Cannot find Mozilla directory containing libgtkembedmoz.so. Some
> Addins may not be able to function. Please set MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME to your
> Mozilla directory.
> FATAL ERROR [2010-11-18 17:27:55Z]: MonoDevelop failed to start. Some of the
> assemblies required to run MonoDevelop (for example gtk-sharp, gnome-sharp
> or gtkhtml-sharp) may not be properly installed in the GAC.
> System.TypeInitializationException: An exception was thrown by the type
> initializer for Gtk.Application ---> System.DllNotFoundException:
> glibsharpglue-2
>  at (wrapper managed-to-native) GLib.Thread:glibsharp_g_thread_supported ()
>  at GLib.Thread.get_Supported () [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0
>  at Gtk.Application..cctor () [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0
>  --- End of inner exception stack trace ---
>  at MonoDevelop.Ide.IdeStartup.Run (System.String[] args) [0x00000] in
> <filename unknown>:0
>  at MonoDevelop.Startup.MonoDevelopMain.Main (System.String[] args)
> [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0
> Anybody an idea what this means?

You have a broken Mono install. See
http://mjhutchinson.com/journal/2007/11/08/how_not_break_mono and

Michael Hutchinson

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