Mono & SuSE

Tuesday, January 4, 2005

Over the holidays I tried again to get mono and monodevelop running under SuSE on a Virtual PC. (Note: the monodevelop website has been offline for at least a week. Apparently there are a number of worms targeting PHP vulnerabilities going around). The good news is: Service Pack 1 for Virtual PC seems to resolve all the kernel panics I saw a few months ago. The bad news: is nothing is ever easy in RPM land.

SuSE 9.2 seemed to work well with everything but mono, and I could not get both mono and monodevelop running even when building every piece scratch. My nix chops were just not up to digging out the root of the problem, so I stepped back a version.

SuSE 9.1 does work well, although monodevelop would only launch after I rebuilt icu from source. One oddity with SuSE is that it does not install any source control clients by default, even when you ask for a development setup. During the install you’ll have to dig out the Subversion client from the list of RPMs (if you want to build mono from source).

And now for some experiments…


Comments
Jon Galloway Tuesday, January 4, 2005
The new version of Monoppix should be out very soon. That offers another method of developing with mono / mondevelop / xsp without building a permanent Linux box. I've had a bit more luck with that, since everything's preinstalled and it runs against your actual devices rather than the VPC devices.
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<br>Mono's cool, but it reminds me how much VS does for you behind the scenes.
Scott Thursday, January 6, 2005
For future reference: http://www.gotmono.net/documentation/mono-suse-howto.html
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<br>Jon: Monoppix does sound pretty cool. I'll have to try the new version when it comes.
Josh Pollard Thursday, January 20, 2005
Thanks for the info! As soon as I get back from vacation I planned on installing SuSE 9.2 on my linux machine, and then of course installing Mono.
Josh Pollard Wednesday, January 26, 2005
Did you use the rpm's that were specifically made for SuSE 9.2? I just installed 9.2 and the rpm's on my Linux box and everything worked like a champ! :-)
Scott Wednesday, January 26, 2005
I'm pretty sure I tried the 9.2 RPMs, but one never knows. The reason I went with 9.2 is because I saw the RPMs available. Wierd..
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