[Ironruby-core] IronRuby and Strong Name Verification Skipping

Michael Letterle michael.letterle at gmail.com
Fri Jul 11 22:25:53 EDT 2008

The key that is in SVN is only a test key.  If you notice, the solutions are
set up to DELAY sign, not FULLY sign.  Any delay signed assemblies have to
be registered for verification skipping.  This is a common development
technique to ensure the build scripts and everything work correctly, without
having to put your true key out in the wild.

When Microsoft officially releases IR, they will fully sign it using a true
private key.

On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 10:12 PM, Aaron Clauson <lists at ruby-forum.com>

> Hi All,
> I was wondering if anyone could shed any light on how strong names,
> assembly signing and verification skipping is working with IronRuby now?
> After checking out the latest version of IronRuby from svn I was able to
> build ok but when running any application that used IronRuby (including
> the ir console) I would get assembly load errors normally to do with the
> fact that a Microsoft.Scripting could not be found, the error related to
> the fact that a signed version of the assembly could not be found.
> After a quick look around I found the SIGNED compilation option and
> switched that off but that didn't help. I then tried to turn off
> assembly signing in for each of the IronRuby assemblies in VS.Net 2008.
> That didn't work but it seems to be a bug in VS.Net becuase even though
> I unticked the option to sign the assemblies the build would fail if I
> moved the key that VS.Net supposedly shouldn't have been looking for. So
> I then resorted to editing the project files to remove all options
> relating to strong naming and that worked. I was able to get
> applications to load the assemblies and run correctly.
> That was about a month ago and I have since re-checked out the IronRuby
> code and thought it would be better to get this string naming thing
> sorted out. Initially I hit all the same problems and then happended
> upon the command below in runfirst.cmd:
> sn -Vr *,31bf3856ad364e35
> After running that command all the apps that use IronRuby (including the
> ir console) work fine with the default signed assemblies. But if you
> have to turn off assembly strong name verification to get the IronRuby
> assemblies to load what's the point of signing them in the first place?
> Regards,
> Aaron
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Michael Letterle
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