Bug 51176 - Installer does not create /usr/local/bin/ if it does not exist
Summary: Installer does not create /usr/local/bin/ if it does not exist
Alias: None
Product: Installers
Classification: Mono
Component: General ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Alexis Christoforides
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-01-02 17:20 UTC by Iritscen
Modified: 2017-05-16 15:54 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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

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Description Iritscen 2017-01-02 17:20:25 UTC
I thought this had been resolved at some point after the discussion on bug 33912, but the Mac installer for the Mono framework, as of "4.6 Service Release 1 (", does not seem to check for and create /usr/local/ and /usr/local/bin/ if they do not exist.  The 'mono' command ends up being unavailable from the command line because the shortcuts to the actual framework are not created anywhere within reach of bash's $PATH.  These two directories do not exist by default in macOS.

P.S.: Is the install script anywhere on GitHub?  I'm currently inspecting it as part of the actual .pkg I downloaded because I can't find it on the repo.
Comment 1 Alexander Köplinger [MSFT] 2017-05-16 15:54:22 UTC
This is an intended change, see http://www.mono-project.com/docs/about-mono/releases/4.4.1/#changes-in-the-osx-installation-package

We no longer install anything into /usr/local/bin, but instead use /etc/paths.d/mono-commands for adding the "/Library/Frameworks/Mono.framework/Versions/Current/Commands" path to PATH (which should get run automatically by your shell).

Depending on how you start your shell/script this might not get executed, in those cases you can either run the eval() script mentioned in the link I posted above or modify PATH manually.

The (post)install script is available here: https://github.com/mono/mono/blob/master/packaging/MacSDK/packaging/resources/postinstall