[Mono-dev] Mono 2.0 download

Jonathan Pobst monkey at jpobst.com
Wed Oct 8 14:24:38 EDT 2008

The biggest reason is that Debian/Ubuntu ships Mono with their system, 
and chops it up differently than Suse does.  This means there is a good 
chance that our packages would cause problems on your machine when we 
overwrite those packages with the new ones.  IE: things like Banshee, 
F-Spot, and Tomboy might no longer work.  Therefore, we believe it is 
better to let Debian/Ubuntu make packages that are compatible with their 

Hopefully, 2.0 packages for Debian/Ubuntu will soon start appearing in 
the places listed on http://www.mono-project.com/Other_Downloads.


Casper Bang wrote:
> I know SUSE sponsors the project, but is there a good reason for not 
> producing .deb packages for Debian/*buntu, the most popular line of distro?
> Anyway congrats with the release, looking forward to taking it for a spin!
> /Casper

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