Bug 38826 - Problem with System.Security.SecureString
Summary: Problem with System.Security.SecureString
Alias: None
Product: Compilers
Classification: Mono
Component: C# ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: --- normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Marek Safar
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-02-17 01:09 UTC by Martin Baulig
Modified: 2016-02-17 18:30 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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

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Description Martin Baulig 2016-02-17 01:09:32 UTC
We somehow can't compile this anymore:

using System;
using System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates;

class X
	static void Main ()
		new X509Certificate2 (new byte [0], string.Empty);

If fails with an error message

B.cs(8,3): error CS7069: Reference to type `System.Security.SecureString' claims it is defined assembly `mscorlib, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=7cec85d7bea7798e', but it could not be found

Tested with 4.2.2, master and 4.3.2.
Comment 1 Marek Safar 2016-02-17 12:33:23 UTC
I cannot reproduce this with master and indicates you have some mix of mobile dlls there.

You can try `mcs --mcs-debug 9` if that reveals anything
Comment 2 Martin Baulig 2016-02-17 18:30:52 UTC
Turns out I had some BCL's in the directory I tried to build in.