[Mono-dev] Mono 2.0 and FreeBSD
gnorton at novell.com
Mon Dec 8 11:40:28 EST 2008
Its also worth noting that mono building itself is no small feat. If
there are specific programs/tests failing with mono (without some set of
unknown freebsd patches applied), please file bugs for each of the
On Mon, 2008-12-08 at 15:07 +0100, Zoltan Varga wrote:
> It is possible that freebsd changes broke mono, not mono changes. As for the
> exception failures, running configure with
> ./configure --with-sigaltstack=no
> might help.
> 2008/12/8 Romain Tartière <romain at blogreen.org>:
> > Hello,
> > [Note to Geoff Norton in CC]
> > I saw a message  from you about Mono working on FreeBSD so I put
> > you in CC since you may have some relevant information to provide ;-)
> > [End of note]
> > The BSD# project  aims to bring Mono 2.0 on the FreeBSD operating
> > system. While Mono is already available on this platform , it is
> > quite outdated: the latests available version is 188.8.131.52.
> > Updating to the latest version is unfortunately not as easy as
> > expected: basically, mono builds without incident, but not all programs
> > are working correctly. Regression tests are causing trouble, so I guess
> > they have to pass before we can try to see what is okay and what is not.
> > In the past few weeks, I tried to track down the mono subversion
> > tree to get to the commit that broke NullReferenceException down: the
> > test mono/tests/exception.exe pass with <=mono-184.108.40.206 but either ABRT
> > or hangs-on with more recent version of mono. I stopped my tests with the
> > version of 2006-10-31 (rev. 67196) from the trunk where the problem is
> > still present. As far I as understand, the development did not took
> > place in trunk or patches where applied for the release since
> > mono-1.2.5 was tagged many month after this date.
> > I am therefore still not able to understand what is happening and
> > I am so trying to get more info at the source. I have put the result of
> > running exception.exe here . The program [3.1] hangs consuming CPU
> > time until it gets killed.
> > I am not sure about the gdb backtrace [3.2]: I followed the
> > instructions about debugging  but I have weird results such as:
> >> #3 0x00000000 in ?? ()
> >> #4 0x00000000 in ?? ()
> >> #5 0x00000000 in ?? ()
> >> #6 0x00000001 in ?? ()
> >> #7 0x00000000 in ?? ()
> > ... which I don't think is good (too much 0x00000000)...
> > This is on FreeBSD 7.1-PRERELEASE i386 with mono-2.0.1 [3.3].
> > Any idea for a better backtrace is welcomed. Any hint is welcomed.
> > Any branch of mono to checkout and test too. If required, I can even
> > provide an SSH connection to a FreeBSD box and assistance to a Mono-guru
> > to hack and fix this bug (Okay, I think you understood that I _really_
> > want this to work on FreeBSD!).
> > I hope that mixing the BSD# team's knowledge of FreeBSD and your
> > knowledge of Mono internals will result in having a working Mono 2.0 on
> > FreeBSD!
> > With kind regards,
> > Romain Tartière,
> > on behalf of the BSD# Project.
> > References:
> > 0. http://lists.ximian.com/pipermail/mono-devel-list/2008-November/029685.html
> > 1. http://code.google.com/p/bsd-sharp/
> > 2. http://www.freshports.org/lang/mono/
> > 3. http://mono.sigabrt.org/
> > 3.1 http://mono.sigabrt.org/exception.cs
> > 3.2 http://mono.sigabrt.org/gdb
> > 3.3 http://mono.sigabrt.org/VERSION
> > 4. http://www.mono-project.com/Debugging
> > --
> > Romain Tartière <romain at blogreen.org> http://romain.blogreen.org/
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