Bug 43002 - mono_get_runtime_build_info reports "tarball" and not a real branch/commit hash
Summary: mono_get_runtime_build_info reports "tarball" and not a real branch/commit hash
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin.Mac
Classification: Desktop
Component: Other ()
Version: Master
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
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Reported: 2016-08-02 16:33 UTC by Aaron Bockover [MSFT]
Modified: 2016-09-26 21:58 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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

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Description Aaron Bockover [MSFT] 2016-08-02 16:33:51 UTC
We use mono_get_runtime_build_info to ensure our system mono and the XM mono are in sync. This runtime function returns the version of the runtime and from what source it's built.

Released system mono builds report the branch and commit hash, but the mono build shipped with XM reports "tarball".

As such, it's not possible to tell what Mono bump ever made it into an XM build, which I was hoping to use to verify a bump for my own sanity.

mono_get_runtime_build_info returns the version line that you would see from "mono --version" (but XM doesn't ship the mono driver, so we make the runtime call instead).