[Ironruby-core] Trouble building from Visual Studio (git repo)

Michael Letterle michael.letterle at gmail.com
Mon Dec 8 19:03:57 EST 2008

Yeah, the git repo doesn't seem as smooth as the svn head.. yet.  Out of
curiosity have you tried the SVN head yet?

Also, you can start visual studio and attach to a running ir console session
to do debugging if necessary.

On Mon, Dec 8, 2008 at 6:01 PM, Terence Lewis <lewistm at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> First let me apologise for the length of this mail - it's not quite as long
> as it looks, a lot of the text is error messages :(
> Anyway, I can now build from rake compile, however I'm having trouble
> building from Visual Studio 2008 SP1.
> The first thing that it complains about is something to do with
> SpecSharp.targets. I managed to work-around this by copying this file from
> \merlin\main\Languages\Ruby to \merlin\main.
> After doing this, I got an error about Microsoft.Scripting.dll meta-data
> file not being found (with FxCop in the path), but changing the build config
> file to FxCop and then back to Debug seemed to make this problem go away.
> Next, I got a complaint about MSSharedLibKey.snk - I worked around this by
> creating a key myself (sn -k MSSharedLibKey.snk) in the folder it was
> looking for.
> Then when compiling, I get build 3 errors in ReflectionCacheGenerator.cs
> (ClassInitGenerator). These are as follows:
> Error    1    'IronRuby.Compiler.Methods' is inaccessible due to its
> protection level
> \merlin\main\Languages\Ruby\ClassInitGenerator\ReflectionCacheGenerator.cs
> line 29
> Error    2    'IronRuby.Runtime.Calls.BlockDispatcher' does not contain a
> definition for 'MaxBlockArity'
> \merlin\main\Languages\Ruby\ClassInitGenerator\ReflectionCacheGenerator.cs
> line 102
> Error    3    'IronRuby.Runtime.Calls.BlockDispatcher' does not contain a
> definition for 'MaxBlockArity'
> \merlin\main\Languages\Ruby\ClassInitGenerator\ReflectionCacheGenerator.cs
> line 103
> I also get two build errors in IronRuby.Tests:
> Error    5    'IronRuby.Compiler.IParserLogger' is inaccessible due to its
> protection level
> \merlin\main\Languages\Ruby\IronRuby.Tests\Parser\DefaultParserLogger.cs
> line 24
> Error    6    'IronRuby.Compiler.IParserLogger' is inaccessible due to its
> protection level
> \merlin\main\Languages\Ruby\IronRuby.Tests\Parser\CoverageParserLogger.cs
> line 33
> Commenting out errors 2 and 3, and making IronRuby.Compiler.Methods and
> IronRuby.Compiler.IParserLogger public allows everything to build except
> IronRuby.Tests which then fails with 47 compile errors.
> Trying to run Ruby.Console with the code in this condition leads to a
> MessageBox with the following:
>     Error while trying to run project: Could not load file or assembly 'ir,
> Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=67ede3a51bb28398' or one
> of its dependencies. Strong name validation failed. (Exception from HRESULT:
> 0x8013141A).
> Presumably this is because I can't just generate a strong-name key myself?
> I then ran sn -Vr using my public key token, and changed two places in
> Ruby.Console's app.config file - Microsoft.Scripting and IronRuby to use my
> public key token. At this point, running the console doesn't bring up a
> message box, but the application does terminate immediately with the
> following appearing in the output window:
> WEAK_TABLE: IronRuby.Runtime.WeakTable`2[[System.Object, mscorlib, Version=
>, Culture=neutral,
> PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089],[IronRuby.Runtime.RubyInstanceData,
> IronRuby, Version=, Culture=neutral,
> PublicKeyToken=67ede3a51bb28398]]
> A first chance exception of type 'System.IO.FileLoadException' occurred in
> mscorlib.dll
> A first chance exception of type 'IronRuby.Builtins.LoadError' occurred in
> IronRuby.dll
> A first chance exception of type
> 'System.Reflection.TargetInvocationException' occurred in mscorlib.dll
> A first chance exception of type
> 'System.Reflection.TargetInvocationException' occurred in mscorlib.dll
> A first chance exception of type
> 'Microsoft.Scripting.InvalidImplementationException' occurred in
> Microsoft.Scripting.dll
> So, when this failed, I tried to copy the only .snk file I could find from
> the subversion repository (trunk\src\microsoft.scripting.core\debugkey.snk)
> over my manually generated key, but this didn't yield the correct public key
> token either (it gives 51c7b9aefdaeb546).
> So, now I'm totally stuck. Any help or suggestions will be appreciated.
> Regards
> Terence
> PS, I'm trying to get the build to work out of visual studio so that I can
> step through some of the code in the debugger.
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Michael Letterle
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