[MonoDevelop] Problem compiling SVN

Grzegorz Sobanski silk at boktor.net
Wed Dec 12 17:32:49 EST 2007

* "Andrés G. Aragoneses [ knocte ]" <knocte at gmail.com> [2007-12-12 16:38]:
> > Probably because README is targeted for the release, and there
> > ./configure will be shipped, not autogen.sh, which is for developers.
> And shouldn't the README also point to autogen.sh just in case it's read 
> by SVN users?

Maybe it is assumed developers do know it? :D
I don't really know, probably it could be added there.
> > So, you have to instruct Mono to look for GAC in /usr/local too.
> > You can do that by issuing:
> > export MONO_GAC_PREFIX=/usr/local/
> Shouldn't the target "install" auto-detect (or just, not need to know) 
> the GAC path, for example by the use of gacutil command?

No, it shouldn't.
/usr is generally meant to contains only files that are delivered by the
distro from packages.
If you are installing something from sources it should in most cases
go to /usr/local. That way, you can have both versions installed - from
package and from sources. What's more - you are decreasing probability
of conflicts, if you later install the same software from package. And
you can easily delete it from /usr/local.

If you really want to install it to /usr, you can pass prefix to
configure, but I wouldn't recommend it - it may backstab you later.


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