[Mono-list] getting started
Wed, 26 May 2004 21:38:37 +0200
> I'm trying to give mono a try. My questions in a nutshell is, "Where
> should I start?" Is there a page for Mono newbies?
I have read some of the responses, and they basically went something like: Get
RedCarpet, if your distribution is not supported -> switch to something else.
Now, I try to keep up-to-date on different distributions and have found
Mandrake to be the best (running 10.0 like you are). I would not switch.
Mandrake has package magement built in, and it supports automatic resolving
dependencies (like RedCarpet). The mono packages are also available as
Mandrake Cooker packages.
Here is how you can install mono:
After finding a mirror of your liking you can add the mirror as a software
source using "Media Manager" under "Software Management" in the Mandrake
Linux Control Center (Configure your computer). If you are a Mandrake Club
member adding software sources is made easy by using the Mandrake Club
web-site. On the web-site you can lookup mirrors. When you select a mirror
you are shown a command for adding your mirror to the Media Manager. If you
are not a Mandrake Club member you will have to find a mirror manually. After
adding the mirror as a software source you should be able to use "Install"
under "Software Management" to search for and install mono, including
Best of luck to you!