[Mono-list] Installing Mono 2.10.5+ on OpenSuse 11.4

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Sat Mar 9 11:23:54 UTC 2013

openSUSE 11.4 has now passed "End of Life" [1], so it is officially
unsupported and will be getting increasingly difficult to get new
packages for it. There is still the community-run Evergreen project [2]
to keep supporting the openSUSE 11.x range, but they only appear to be
doing select updates and don't include newer versions of Mono.

There are a variety of Mono versions for openSUSE (and other distros)
built by official, semi-official and unofficial groups and individuals
on the openSUSE Build Service (OBS) [3]. It may be possible to create an
OBS account and branch one of those projects to add openSUSE 11.4
support - I've branched projects to support other versions before. The
only issue is whether there are any build dependency changes.

The other option is to wait a few days and upgrade to openSUSE 12.3,
which will have newer and properly supported versions of just about
everything! [4]

The final (not recommended) option is to use one of the repositories
from the list on [3] that is intended for 12.1 and see if it works. Be
*very* careful, though, as you could end up with all sorts of dependency
issues and massed upgrades. If you're really sure you want to do it and
accept any consequences then the "Mono" project [5] would be a good
choice, and they have 2.10.9.

Hope that helps.

[1] http://en.opensuse.org/Lifetime#Discontinued_distributions
[2] http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Evergreen
[3] http://software.opensuse.org/package/mono-core
[4] https://en.opensuse.org/Portal:12.3

On Fri, 2013-03-08 at 14:49 -0800, Brad Robinson wrote: 
> I recently upgraded from mono 2.8.x to 2.10.2 on an OpenSuse 11.4 by
> following the zypper instructions on the mono download page and immediately
> hit xamarin bugzilla bug 99 that prevents MySql.Data.dll from loading.
> I'd prefer not to build from source so what are my options now?
> Can I downgrade somehow? Where can I get 2.10.5 or later from? Why is that
> package so old? Is there a version of MySql.Data.dll that work?
> It's a bit alarming to me that the stable downloadable package of mono for
> suse can't use MySQL. I'm a huge fan of Mono, but sometimes it's just
> outright frustrating.
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