[Ironruby-core] building on OSX

Ivan Porto Carrero ivan at flanders.co.nz
Mon Feb 4 14:57:48 EST 2008

Thanks guys, I got it to build.
I do feel slightly dirty because it's somewhat hacky. (I'm very, very new to
OSX) but I edited the Rakefil and set the libdir specifically there

FRAMEWORK_DIR = '/opt/local/mono/lib/mono/2.0/' #Pathname.new(libdir) +
'mono' + '2.0'

I'm not entirely happy with this solution and it probably has something to
do with an environment variable not being set correctly, but at least i know
it can be done now and eventually I'll get it so that the standard rake file

I've seen that the command 'pkg-config --variable=libdir mono' doesn't
return anything, which may be the cause :)


On Feb 5, 2008 2:39 AM, M. David Peterson <m.david at xmlhacker.com> wrote:

> On Sun, 03 Feb 2008 13:14:28 -0700, Ivan Porto Carrero
> <ivan at flanders.co.nz> wrote:
> > ok .. I'll keep trying then until I get a working mono version. Haven't
> > done much testing with mono but I did run the minimal test suite before
> > installing.
> > If I compile on windows and use the binaries there is no problem.
> Are you compiling with both --with-preview=yes and --with-moonlight=yes ?
> Actually, I think they both are set to yet by default, but if you're
> building from SVN you'll need to checkout not only the mono directory but
> olive, moon, mcs, and (possibly) gtk-sharp as well.  You've already got
> mono checked out, so if you enter the same directory that the mono
> directory is contained in and run,
> svn co
> svn://anonsvn.mono-project.com/source/trunk/{mcs,moon,olive,gtk-sharp}<http://project.com/source/trunk/%7Bmcs,moon,olive,gtk-sharp%7D>
> ... to then svn up mono you can then enter the mono directory and run,
> ./autogen.sh --with-preview=yes --with-moonlight=yes [additional options
> (such as --prefix)]
> NOTE: I realize I mentioned that I believe both of these values are yes by
> default, but it doesn't hurt so it's worth adding them just in case.
> If that script finishes without erroring out then run,
> make; sudo make install
> If it does error out there's a good chance it's going to be one of several
> things,
> 1) The existing DMG-based installation is getting in the way.  I would
> move /Library/Frameworks/Mono.framework (if you don't see it there, try
> ~/Library/Frameworks/Mono.framework) to another directory to ensure you're
> not running into a problem with the build process linking against the
> wrong libraries.
> 2) The generated ./configure file will have a few lines that autotools
> will claim to be invalid syntax.  If you see this problem, just open the
> ./configure file, go to the specified line, and comment it out.
> IMPORTANT!: Don't rerun ./autogen.sh at this point.  It will write over
> the previous generated ./configure file and cause the same error to occur.
> At this stage of the game you'll then want to run,
> ./configure --with-preview=yes --with-moonlight=yes [additional options
> (such as --prefix)]; make; sudo make install
> At this point you're system should be completely up-to-date with all of
> the latest code that is specific to the needs of the DLR and DLR-based
> languages.  That doesn't mean it's guaranteed to compile and work, but
> I've yet to find a situation unrelated to System.Windows.Forms that didn't
> work on OS X if it worked on Linux.  It sometimes takes a bit of hacking
> the build process, but it usually works out in the end. :D
> That said, given the IronRuby and the DLR are moving targets, there's no
> guarantee you're not going to run into issues.  But in my own experience,
> the Mono team places an extremely high importance on bugs related to the
> Iron* projects and the DLR.  Often times there's a fix checked into SVN
> within a few hours of filing the report.
> Hope this helps!
> --
> /M:D
> M. David Peterson
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