Bug 26493 - Portable Class Libraries (PCL) don't exist for xbuild
Summary: Portable Class Libraries (PCL) don't exist for xbuild
Alias: None
Product: Installers
Classification: Mono
Component: General ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
: --- normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Duncan Mak
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-01-28 04:54 UTC by henrik
Modified: 2015-08-07 02:38 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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

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Description henrik 2015-01-28 04:54:07 UTC
Steps to reproduce:

 1. brew install mono
 2. Create a new PCL library
 3. xbuild new_lib.fsproj

/usr/local/Cellar/mono/3.12.0/lib/mono/4.5/Microsoft.Common.targets:  warning : Unable to find framework corresponding to the target framework moniker '.NETPortable,Version=v4.5,Profile=Profile7'. Framework assembly references will be resolved from the GAC, which might not be the intended behavior.
/usr/local/Cellar/mono/3.12.0/lib/mono/4.5/Microsoft.Common.targets: error : PCL Reference Assemblies not installed.
Comment 1 Marek Habersack 2015-01-28 09:40:27 UTC
I don't believe it's our packaging issue. Homebrew likely create their own distribution, you should probably take the issue up with them instead. Duncan, what do you think?
Comment 2 Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2015-01-28 14:35:10 UTC
Yes. The PCL reference assemblies are not part of the mono build, but are bundled into our pkg installer (along with a bunch of other things, like F#, GTK#, etc).

homebrew needs to package them.
Comment 3 evolvedmicrobe 2015-08-07 02:38:18 UTC
Just stumbled across this while trying to create a build script on linux using a mono tarball.

Regarding "packaging" the PCL libraries, if we are on linux and using a mono from the tarball and find the message:

    error : PCL Reference Assemblies not installed.

Does anyone know how we can install them?