[MonoDevelop] Building MonoDevelop on FreeBSD 10.3

Mikayla Hutchinson m.j.hutchinson at gmail.com
Mon Aug 15 15:16:12 UTC 2016

@russell I'm no F# expert, but it looks like the issue is that you
need to update the F# compiler to F# 4+

@miguel they must have installed the PCL frameworks. it's impossible
to compile PCL libraries without doing that.

- mikayla

On 15 August 2016 at 09:35, Miguel de Icaza via Monodevelop-list
<monodevelop-list at lists.dot.net> wrote:
> Hello,
> Mhm, this looks like a lot of unnecessary gymnastics.
> Perhaps the core question is: why is this failing to build for you?   I would try to get to the root of the problem instead of using band aids.
> Internally, some of our team members have continued to do all their MonoDevelop/Mono work in Linux, and none of this is necessary.
> Miguel
> On 8/15/16, 2:03 AM, "Monodevelop-list on behalf of Timotheus Pokorra" <monodevelop-list-bounces at lists.dot.net on behalf of timotheus.pokorra at solidcharity.com> wrote:
>     Hello,
>     > Alternatively you could probably change the target framework of
>     > RefactoringEssentials.csproj. I'm not sure why it targets PCL.
>     I am also trying to build MonoDevelop 6 for Linux, especially for Fedora.
>     My current attempts are here:
>     https://github.com/tpokorra/lbs-mono-fedora/blob/master/monodevelop/monodevelop.spec
>     These are my commands to change RefactoringEssentials.csproj to not target PCL:
>     # do not depend on .NET Portable reference assemblies
>     RefactoringEssentials=external/RefactoringEssentials/RefactoringEssentials/RefactoringEssentials.csproj
>     sed -i "s#<NoStdLib>true</NoStdLib>#<NoStdLib>false</NoStdLib>#g"
>     $RefactoringEssentials
>     sed -i "s#<TargetFrameworkProfile>Profile7</TargetFrameworkProfile>##g"
>     $RefactoringEssentials
>     sed -i "s#.*Microsoft\.VsSDK\.targets.*##g" $RefactoringEssentials
>     sed -i "s#.*Microsoft\.Portable\.CSharp\.targets.*##g" $RefactoringEssentials
>     sed -i 's#</Project>#<Import
>     Project="\$\(MSBuildBinPath\)\\Microsoft.CSharp.Targets"
>     />\n</Project>#g' $RefactoringEssentials
>     sed -i 's#</Project>#<ItemGroup>\n<Reference
>     Include="System.Xml"/>\n<Reference Include="System"/>\n<Reference
>     Include="System.Xml.Linq"/>\n</ItemGroup></Project>#g'
>     $RefactoringEssentials
>     By the way, I build a monodevelop tarball with this script and patches
>     on Ubuntu 14.04:
>     https://github.com/tpokorra/lbs-mono/tree/master/monodevelop-tarball
>     I patched make dist to also download and include all the nuget
>     packages required.
>     MonoDevelop.PackageManagement.Tests
>     (main/src/addins/MonoDevelop.PackageManagement/MonoDevelop.PackageManagement.Tests/MonoDevelop.PackageManagement.Tests.csproj)
>     uses a binary external\nuget-binary\NuGet.ProjectManagement.dll which
>     is compiled against a specific version 6.0 of Newtonsoft.Json which
>     needs to be fetched from NuGet.
>     I was able to build an rpm on the weekend, but that was with using all
>     the prebuilt binaries, which is not acceptable for inclusion into the
>     official Fedora repositories. I wonder how to build the roslyn
>     binaries on Mono, and other binaries from nuget. I wonder if we need
>     to get a build of msbuild for Linux?
>     But even with that rpm, I could not install it, because it required
>     mono(System.Web.Mvc) =
>     So I still need to patch that out, I guess.
>     I hope we can benefit from each others work, and get MonoDevelop 6
>     running on various Linuxes and BSDs.
>     Timotheus
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