Bug 20336 - xbuild script calls version in xbuild/12.0/bin, causes compilation of F# projects to fail
Summary: xbuild script calls version in xbuild/12.0/bin, causes compilation of F# proj...
Alias: None
Product: Tools
Classification: Mono
Component: xbuild ()
Version: 3.4.0
Hardware: PC Linux
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-06-04 09:32 UTC by robin.neatherway
Modified: 2014-06-06 11:10 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description robin.neatherway 2014-06-04 09:32:24 UTC
I installed both mono and fsharp from source cloned from the github repos. These were clean installs of the mono-3.4.0 tag and latest fsharp master on a freshly installed Fedora 20 machine.

Since this commit: https://github.com/mono/mono/commit/5e70ba51a0cb57dd878f08f59d0f0718867d5218 the script $PREFIX/bin/xbuild calls in turn $PREFIX/lib/mono/xbuild/12.0/bin/xbuild.exe.

When I try to compile an F# project using any version of mono > 3.2.6 (that includes this commit), I receive the following error:

$ xbuild MyProject.fsproj
error : Error executing tool


Native error= Cannot find the specified file

but `/home/scratch/local/bin/mono /home/scratch/local/lib/mono/4.5/xbuild.exe MyProject.fsproj` works. Of course, fsc.exe is not found in '/home/scratch/local/lib/mono/xbuild/12.0/bin/', but in the usual place '/home/scratch/local/lib/mono/4.5'.

I noticed that '/home/scratch/local/lib/mono/xbuild/12.0/bin/' contains some broken links of the form:

    Microsoft.Build.dll -> ../gac/Microsoft.Build/

for many assemblies in the Microsoft.Build namespace and Mono.Xbuild.Tasks.dll. Perhaps this is the cause.

For now I have reverted to using mono 3.2.6.
Comment 1 robin.neatherway 2014-06-06 11:10:14 UTC
After discussion, believed to be the fault of the open source F# installer for installing FSharp.Build.dll in the GAC.

See pull request at https://github.com/fsharp/fsharp/pull/316