Bug 52465 - Please include the mono variant of MSBuild.
Summary: Please include the mono variant of MSBuild.
Alias: None
Product: Tools
Classification: Mono
Component: xbuild ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Linux
: --- normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jo Shields
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-02-13 07:26 UTC by Dylan Borg
Modified: 2017-11-09 18:11 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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

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Description Dylan Borg 2017-02-13 07:26:52 UTC
I have noticed the recent deprecation of xbuild. However the repo does not have a way to compile MSBuild for mono and install it with the makefiles present in the repo itself. Will it be distributed with mono, or is the recommended approach to clone, build and install MSBuild separately?
Comment 1 Dylan Borg 2017-02-13 09:40:31 UTC
Attempting to build msbuild separately myself resulted in a futile attempt. Their bootstrapping script is broken.
Comment 2 Jo Shields 2017-02-13 09:56:02 UTC
Take a look at https://github.com/mono/linux-packaging-msbuild/blob/master/debian/rules - particularly the override_dh_auto_build and override_dh_auto_install rules.

If bootstrapping is broken on your distro, try https://github.com/directhex/monodevelop-flatpak/blob/master/patches/msbuild/runtime.patch
Comment 3 Dylan Borg 2017-02-13 10:47:53 UTC
I meant bootstrapping msbuild itself.
Comment 4 Dylan Borg 2017-02-13 10:48:31 UTC
I filed a report on github on that.
Comment 5 Jo Shields 2017-11-09 18:11:45 UTC
We have our own msbuild packages now.