[Mono-list] Re: [Mono-devel-list] How hard is it to install Mono?

wgerrard@f-m.fm wgerrard@f-m.fm
Wed, 25 Aug 2004 08:39:17 -0400

On Wed, 25 Aug 2004 07:28:12 -0400, "Jonathan Pryor" <jonpryor@vt.edu>
> The easiest way to add Debian Unstable to Linspire is to edit (IIRC)
> /etc/apt/apt.conf.  Google should help here.

Can't speak for Linspire, but I have used Xandros, another Debian-based
commercial distribution. Pulling down files from Debain repositories may
or may not work, and may or may not break something. One of the selling
points of products like Linspire and Xandros is their provision of their
own repositories and their own package management tools. Many of
their users will not want to venture off that path.

The best way to get Mono in distributions is to create compelling Mono
applications. The applications will pull in the runtime, not the other
way around.