[Fedora-packaging] Mono Packaging Issues

Paul paul at all-the-johnsons.co.uk
Tue Jun 13 06:25:34 UTC 2006


> 1. Redefining libdir for mono packages:
> If mono and its tools cannot find a library on a 64bit architecture when
> it lives in %{_libdir} (/usr/lib64), then mono is fundamentally broken
> on that architecture, and needs to be fixed. This is a serious flaw, and
> I will not have us doing ugly hacks in spec files to work around mono's
> ineptitude. Every other core component is able to handle this, this bug
> should be filed and fixed.

I've moaned about this until I'm blue in the face on the mono-devel
lists for almost 8 months now (basically since I moved to 64 bit
architecture) and there doesn't seem to be any real desire to do

I think the problem has been disguised by how SuSE package mono
applications. In their somewhat insane spec files, they define all mono
packages as being noarch, which means everything goes into /usr/lib
rather than anywhere else.

This, to me, is as bad a hack as my libdir one.

I have a feeling that the only way it will get fixed is if one of us
sits down and fixes the problem. It could possibly be just a quick
change to the configure.ac scripts so that /usr/lib is set as libdir in

Thanks for having a look Tom, much appreciated. Hope the hotel room
isn't that bad...


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