[Mono-list] [newbee] Please, help me to run my basic software ? (Path)

Jonathan Pryor jonpryor at vt.edu
Mon Feb 23 13:25:19 EST 2009

On Wed, 2009-01-21 at 17:36 -0800, arnomedia wrote:
> ** (/home/arnofly/Bureau/TestForLinux.exe:5467): WARNING **: The following
> assembly referenced from /home/arnofly/Bureau/TestForLinux.exe could not be
> loaded:
>      Assembly:   Microsoft.VisualBasic    (assemblyref_index=1)
>      Version:
>      Public Key: b03f5f7f11d50a3a
> The assembly was not found in the Global Assembly Cache, a path listed in
> the MONO_PATH environment variable, or in the location of the executing
> assembly (/home/arnofly/Bureau).
> ** (/home/arnofly/Bureau/TestForLinux.exe:5467): WARNING **: Could not load
> file or assembly 'Microsoft.VisualBasic, Version=, Culture=neutral,
> PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a' or one of its dependencies.

You don't have Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll installed into your GAC.  Alas,
you seem to be running Debian or Ubuntu (given your prior mention of
Synaptic), and Ubuntu Jaunty (9.04) will be the first version to have
the libmono-microsoft-visualbasic8.0-cil package which provides this
assembly... :-(

Debian unstable also provides the libmono-microsoft-visualbasic8.0-cil
package, which should install onto Ubuntu 8.10; see:


If that doesn't work, you might consider building mono from source,
which will include this assembly, but that may be more work than you'd
like to consider.  Regardless, see:


 - Jon

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