A C# file in mono can be compiled using
gmcs command. This will create a
$ gmcs hello.cs $ ls hello.cs hello.exe $ ./hello.exe Hello from Mono!
To generate a linux executable, I tried this command, but it generates the error:
$ gmcs /t:exe hello.cs /out:hello Unhandled Exception: System.ArgumentException: Module file name 'hello' must have file extension.
I want create a standalone executable so that I can execute it simply run it by saying and I get the desired output:
$ ./hello Hello from Mono!
I searched and found a solution which mentions of a tool called mkbundle:
$ mkbundle -o hello hello.exe --deps Sources: 1 Auto-dependencies: True embedding: /home/ed/Projects/hello_world/hello.exe embedding: /mono/lib/mono/1.0/mscorlib.dll Compiling: as -o /tmp/tmp54ff73e6.o temp.s cc -o hello -Wall temp.c `pkg-config --cflags --libs mono` /tmp/tmp54ff73e6.o Done $ ls -l total 3 -rwxr-xr-x 1 ed users 1503897 2005-04-29 11:07 hello -rw-r--r-- 1 ed users 136 2005-04-29 11:06 hello.cs -rwxr-xr-x 1 ed users 3072 2005-04-29 11:06 hello.exe
This utility does not seem to exist in my Mono install. I found that this is available in
mono-devel package. To install this package meant installing around 82 other packages. My goal was to keep my mono install minimal until sometime.
Is there a way to install