Bug 6389 - Absolute paths to project files cause error "MSBUILD0001: Unknown switch"
Summary: Absolute paths to project files cause error "MSBUILD0001: Unknown switch"
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Tools
Classification: Mono
Component: xbuild ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-08-04 11:30 UTC by Ian Battersby
Modified: 2012-08-07 16:39 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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

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Description Ian Battersby 2012-08-04 11:30:33 UTC
Mono version:-

xbuild version:-

Mountain Lion (Darwin 10.8)

When calling xbuild with absolute paths to project files it gives you an "MSBUILD0001: Unknown switch" error. Doing the same with a relative path works fine. For example;

xbuild "/Users/ian/Code/Simple.Web/Sandbox/Sandbox.csproj" /t:Build /p:OutputPath="Users/ian/Code/Simple.Web/build" /p:Configuration="Debug" /p:VSToolsPath="/Library/Frameworks/Mono.framework/Libraries/mono/xbuild/Microsoft/VisualStudio/v9.0"
MSBUILD: error MSBUILD0001: Unknown switch: /Users/ian/Code/Simple.Web/Sandbox/Sandbox.csproj

.. this works ..

build "./Sandbox/Sandbox.csproj" /t:Build /p:OutputPath="Users/ian/Code/Simple.Web/build" /p:Configuration="Debug" /p:VSToolsPath="/Library/Frameworks/Mono.framework/Libraries/mono/xbuild/Microsoft/VisualStudio/v9.0"

Source code form example found at:-
Comment 1 Ian Battersby 2012-08-05 18:12:40 UTC

Reading the source history it seems others have noticed this to:
Comment 2 Ian Battersby 2012-08-07 16:39:44 UTC

Have submitted pull-request: https://github.com/mono/mono/pull/422