[Mono-dev] Are upgrading instructions correct?

Dennis Hayes denisraytek at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 2 14:36:57 EST 2006


> I've been working with Mono on Windows for a while, and now I'm
> transitioning to Linux. I'm fairly new to Linux though. I recently
> installed Suse 10, which seems to have Mono pre-installed by default.
> However, it is not the latest version of Mono. What is the easiest
> way to upgrade a Mono installation? I tried using the Linux installer
> for x86 from http://www.mono-project.com/Downloads, but it is not
> clear to me whether this is going to update my existing installation
> or create a completely new installation. How can I make sure that it
> updates?

The installer is for people who want to try Mono quickly.

If you have SUSE, pick the RPM packages for your specific distribution
from the Downloads page, they come in a zip file with lots of rpms on

Then upgrade your Mono installation like this:

rpm -Uvh *.rpm

(In the directory where you unziped the downloaded file).

Is that right?
  I have suse 9.2 pro (to $90 version)
  My understanding is that upgradeing th ethe latets version will break the applications that come with Suse, and that you need to use a profile to add a second version of Mono.
  I have not upgraded yet because someone posted infor on installing under a proffile, but not how to use it afterwards. I could not find anything on profiles in the documnets.
  I am sure I am being dumb here, but I have been using Windows for decades, what do you expect.

 Yahoo! Autos. Looking for a sweet ride? Get pricing, reviews, & more on new and used cars.
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: http://lists.ximian.com/pipermail/mono-devel-list/attachments/20060202/d19f969f/attachment.html 

More information about the Mono-devel-list mailing list