[MonoDevelop] Problems building MonoDevelop from tarball since tag 4.2.4

Timotheus Pokorra timotheus.pokorra at solidcharity.com
Sat May 24 19:45:31 UTC 2014

Hello list,

Since February 7 2014, when a lot of changes where committed for the
build system, I think building from a tarball is not possible anymore.

I filed a bug a while ago: https://bugzilla.xamarin.com/show_bug.cgi?id=18883

The problem is that the build requires a script for configuration.
This script actually checks with git for the version:

This does not make sense when building from a tarball, since there is
no git. The scripts directory is not included in the tarball anyway.

If I comment the 4 lines in the file Makefile.am
I get further, but then I get into trouble later when
src/core/MonoDevelop.Core/BuildVariables.gen.exe fails.

By the way, somehow the build also has problems with non existing
csproj files tests/TestRunner/TestRunner.csproj,
and tests/Ide.Tests/Ide.Tests.csproj

Any ideas how to fix all this?


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