[Mono-dev] error CS0006: cannot find metadata file `System.Data.dll`

lrt ltracchia at gmail.com
Thu Sep 4 16:27:01 EDT 2008

i'm trying to follow the guide  http://www.mono-project.com/MySQL here  to
connect to a MySql database with C#. I already downloaded the 
http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/net/5.2.html Connector/NET 5.2  and
followed the instructions 
here .

when i run, # gacutil -i /etc/mono/1.0/MySql.Data.dll i get "Installed
/etc/mono/1.0/MySql.Data.dll into the gac (/usr/lib/mono/gac). so that looks
all good.

but then i try to run, # gmcs TestExample.cs -r:System.Data.dll
-r:/usr/lib/mono/gac/MySql.Data/ (as
specified in the guide)-- and i get:
# error CS0006: cannot find metadata file `System.Data.dll`

i did a 'find' command and, its true, the file is missing.

anyone know how i can get this to work?

i'm running Mysql 5.0.51a, Ubuntu 8.04, and Mono 1.9.1
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