Bug 5839 - MonoDevelop won't start on case-sensitive filesystem
Summary: MonoDevelop won't start on case-sensitive filesystem
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: General ()
Version: 3.0.x
Hardware: PC Mac OS
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeffrey Stedfast
: 5847 ()
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-06-24 17:58 UTC by Krzysztof Kowalczyk
Modified: 2012-06-25 23:02 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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

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Description Krzysztof Kowalczyk 2012-06-24 17:58:21 UTC
This seems to be new to (as I haven't had this problem earlier).

Mac's HSF+ file system can be configured to be either case-sensitive or case-insensitive (but case-preserving), with case-insensitive being the more popular option.

On one of my macs I use case-sensitive file system. After a recent upgrade, MonoDevelop wouldn't start (the dock icon would bounce once or twice and then nothing would happen).

I ran:

kjkmacpro:src kkowalczyk$ /Applications/MonoDevelop.app/Contents/MacOS/monodevelop          Cannot open assembly '/Applications/MonoDevelop.app/Contents/MacOS/lib/monodevelop/bin/monodevelop.exe': No such file or directory.

I renamed MonoDevelop.exe in /Applications/MonoDevelop.app/Contents/MacOS/lib/monodevelop/bin/ to monodevelop.exe and that fixed the problem.

I guess the right fix is to change /Applications/MonoDevelop.app/Contents/MacOS/monodevelop launcher script to use precise name MonoDevelop.exe to refer to the exe, so that it works in case-sensitve file system as well.
Comment 1 Jeffrey Stedfast 2012-06-25 14:14:53 UTC
fixed in git master, thanks!
Comment 2 Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2012-06-25 23:02:58 UTC
*** Bug 5847 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***