[MonoDevelop] Mono 2.8 .Net 4.0 and Nunit

Charlie Poole charlie at nunit.com
Fri Oct 22 11:46:05 EDT 2010

Hi Matt,

NUnit 2.5.7 contains code to detect the presence of 4.0 support in Mono.
Unfortunately, it has only been tested under Windows and this is a very
OS-specific bit of code. Because I haven't yet found bandwidth to build
Mono from source, my own Linux system is stuck at Mono 2.6. :-(

The workaround is to run NUnit itself under 4.0, so that none of this
detection code is ever used. That's the essence of Dale's recommendation.

A longer term solution would be for some folks in this community to
get involved with NUnit and help make it work right for this situation. ;-)


On Fri, Oct 22, 2010 at 7:44 AM, Matt Calder <mvcalder at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dale,
> Thanks for the quick reply. In fact in my effort to diagnose the
> problem I had grabbed the latest nunit and tried to run my tests in
> that. However, that gives an error (copied below). It seems to be
> unable to locate "mono-4.0.30319 framework". I apologize if I am
> missing something obvious, any help is greatly appreciated. And, yes,
> I'd be more than happy to help test out a new version.
> Matt
> NUnit version
> Copyright (C) 2002-2009 Charlie Poole.
> Copyright (C) 2002-2004 James W. Newkirk, Michael C. Two, Alexei A. Vorontsov.
> Copyright (C) 2000-2002 Philip Craig.
> All Rights Reserved.
> Runtime Environment -
>   OS Version: Unix
>  CLR Version: 2.0.50727.1433 ( 2.8 (tarball Tue Oct 19 10:17:33 EDT 2010) )
> ProcessModel: Default    DomainUsage: Single
> Execution Runtime: Default
> Unhandled Exception:
> System.ArgumentException: The mono-4.0.30319 framework is not available
> Parameter name: framework
>  at NUnit.Util.TestAgency.GetAgent (NUnit.Core.RuntimeFramework
> framework, Int32 waitTime, Boolean enableDebug) [0x00000] in <filename
> unknown>:0
>  at (wrapper remoting-invoke-with-check)
> NUnit.Util.TestAgency:GetAgent (NUnit.Core.RuntimeFramework,int,bool)
>  at NUnit.Util.ProcessRunner.Load (NUnit.Core.TestPackage package)
> [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0
>  at NUnit.ConsoleRunner.ConsoleUi.Execute
> (NUnit.ConsoleRunner.ConsoleOptions options) [0x00000] in <filename
> unknown>:0
>  at NUnit.ConsoleRunner.Runner.Main (System.String[] args) [0x00000]
> in <filename unknown>:0
> On Fri, Oct 22, 2010 at 10:09 AM, Dale Ragan <dale.ragan at sinesignal.com> wrote:
>> This is on my TODO for MonoDevelop 2.6.  Waiting on some internal
>> decisions to be made before I start on it, but it is on the radar.  For
>> now, the only option is to run the unit-tests externally with the 2.5.3 or
>> above verson of nunit-console.  Keep an eye on the MonoDevelop's git
>> repository or this mailing list for when it's introduced and you can help
>> test the functionality.
>> - Dale
>>> All,
>>> I recently upgraded to Mono 2.8. Subsequently, I started converting
>>> projects to use .Net 4.0. This has caused all my Nunit tests to fail.
>>> The Nunit site says that one needs Nunit 2.5.6 or better to run in
>>> .Net 4.0 in Mono. It appears Monodevelop is running it's own copy of
>>> Nunit, and that appears to be 2.4.8 (or possible 2.4.7). Is it
>>> possible to change that? And if so, how would one change that?
>>> It did not appear to be sufficient to run tests under Nunit
>>> externally, that would be less than ideal, but would be better than no
>>> tests at all.
>>> Thanks for any help,
>>> Matt
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