Bug 426158 - Mono System.Windows.Forms apps cannot start without libgdiplus-devel installed
Summary: Mono System.Windows.Forms apps cannot start without libgdiplus-devel installed
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: libgdiplus
Version: 8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Xavier Lamien
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-12-18 21:43 UTC by Rohan Dhruva
Modified: 2009-01-09 05:33 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 05:33:01 UTC

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Exception while running MoMA (12.57 KB, text/plain)
2007-12-18 21:43 UTC, Rohan Dhruva
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Description Rohan Dhruva 2007-12-18 21:43:33 UTC
Description of problem:
Mono System.Windows.Forms apps cannot start without libgdiplus-devel installed -
they give exceptions that /usr/lib/libgdiplus.so is not found.
The application I was using is MoMA - http://www.mono-project.com/MoMA

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to MoMA directory
2. mono MoMA.exe
3. Exception !
Actual results:
The program fails to run, with an exception. I'm attaching the detailed
exception, though it is always reproducible on any system.

Expected results:
With "libgdiplus" package installed, this should just work. 
After installing "libgdiplus-devel" it works, because that package provides

Additional info:
This is not happening because (I think) fedora is splitting out the .so from the
.so.0 file, but not updating the assemblies to use the non-.so file. 
Correct solution is for Fedora to either ship the .so in the libgdiplus package,
OR update the assembly.dll.config files to reference libgdiplus.so.0

Thanks to jonp on ##csharp on freenode for help in figuring out this problem.

Comment 1 Rohan Dhruva 2007-12-18 21:43:33 UTC
Created attachment 289939 [details]
Exception while running MoMA

Comment 2 Rohan Dhruva 2007-12-18 21:48:50 UTC
In this case, assembly.dll.config file should be

with contents something like 
<configuration><dllmap dll="gdiplus.dll" target="libgdiplus.so.0" /></configuration>

(Thanks again, jonp)

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