Install MonoDevelop without adding additional sources to apt.
By Kevin Fitzgerald 18.12.2007 5:20

Guide Notes:

1. Install mono (as root)

Type ' y ' if it asks for verification or space requirements.

$ apt-get install mono

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2. Install MonoDevelop's dependancies (as root)

Type ' y ' if it asks for verification or space requirements.

$ apt-get install cli-common libgconf2.0-cil libgdiplus libgecko2.0-cil libglade2.0-cil libglib2.0-cil libgnome2.0-cil libgtk2.0-cil libgtksourceview2.0-cil liblog4net1.2-cil libmono-accessibility2.0-cil libmono-cairo1.0-cil libmono-cecil0.4-cil libmono-corlib1.0-cil libmono-corlib2.0-cil libmono-data-tds1.0-cil libmono-data-tds2.0-cil libmono-peapi1.0-cil libmono-relaxng1.0-cil libmono-security1.0-cil libmono-security2.0-cil libmono-sharpzip0.84-cil libmono-sharpzip2.84-cil libmono-system-data1.0-cil libmono-system-data2.0-cil libmono-system-runtime1.0-cil libmono-system-runtime2.0-cil libmono-system-web1.0-cil libmono-system-web2.0-cil libmono-system1.0-cil libmono-system2.0-cil libmono-winforms2.0-cil libmono0 libmono1.0-cil libmono2.0-cil libungif4g mono-gac mono-mcs mono-runtime monodoc-base monodoc-manual pkg-config

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3. Download the MonoDevelop package from the unstable branch (as time goes on, this link might break. You might have to search the package repositories for the monodevelop package when it updates)

$ wget

- or -

You can manually choose your mirror:

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4. Install the MonoDevelop package manually (as root) (if your .deb filename is different, replace it with yours)

$ dpkg -i monodevelop_0.14+dfsg-3_all.deb

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If all goes well, under the Applications -> Programming menu, should reside a 'shortcut' to MonoDevelop. This can be a bit buggy, on two seperate tests of this guide, one time it showed up the first time, and the second time it didn't show up right away, despite being in the list when you edit the menus (right-click on Applications -> Edit menus)

If a link to MonoDevelop does not show up right away, call it via the run menu (Alt+F2) or the command line:

 $ monodevelop &

© 2007 Kevin M. Fitzgerald. Last Updated 18.12.2007 5:20