[Mono-dev] Buggered yum repo

Edward Ned Harvey (mono) edward.harvey.mono at clevertrove.com
Mon Nov 9 19:37:27 UTC 2015

Right now, when I follow the instructions to install mono

rpm --import "http://keyserver.ubuntu.com/pks/lookup?op=get&search=0x3FA7E0328081BFF6A14DA29AA6A19B38D3D831EF"
yum-config-manager --add-repo http://download.mono-project.com/repo/centos/

wget https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-6.noarch.rpm
rpm -ivh epel-release-latest-6.noarch.rpm

On a RHEL 6.7 x86_64 box, fully updated, with EPEL repo installed, and then I run (as root)

yum -y install  mono-complete

I get a bunch of errors, including

Error: Package: mono-devel- (download.mono-project.com_repo_centos_)
           Requires: libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.15)(64bit)

So I double-checked that my system is fully updated, and confirmed that I have merely glibc_2.12.

So then I thought, maybe you guys support on Centos but not RHEL? And I looked at what's available in Centos ... Centos only goes up to 2.12.

So I have to conclude there's something buggered in your yum repo. Requiring a version of glibc later than what the OS provides.

This sort of thing happens often enough, that in general I don't use the mono repositories (because then I get stuck in positions like I am now, where installing mono is blocking productivity). I have to remove the mono repository, and rely on version 2.10 provided by epel. I wish you could improve the testing of this release process.
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