[Mono-list] Mono builds for Linux

Timotheus Pokorra timotheus.pokorra at solidcharity.com
Thu Apr 3 16:29:11 UTC 2014

Hello Andrés,

>> Here are the links:
>> http://software.opensuse.org/download/package?project=home:tpokorra:mono&package=monodevelop-opt
>> http://software.opensuse.org/download/package?project=home:tpokorra:mono&package=mono-opt
> Do your packages install somewhere below /opt ? If yes, then I will not
> recommend them because it's not a standard prefix. AFAIU /opt is an
> ideal prefix for parallel mono installations.
The problem is that I don't want to get into conflict with the mono
packages provided by the distribution. Software might depend on an
older version of Mono, or is certified for a specific version of Mono.
I chose /opt because I consider my packages a parallel mono installation.

Perhaps I should clarify that my target audience are mainly
developers, who want to develop with the latest version of
MonoDevelop, or run their own software with the latest version of

>> Alternatively, for just Ubuntu builds, there is the work by Eberhard:
>> https://launchpad.net/~ermshiperete/+archive/monodevelop
> WRT Ubuntu/Debian builds, I would rather recommend the PPAs and official
> repositories of the official mono/monobased-apps packagers: directhex
> and meebey.
Good to know!
Are these the correct links?
https://launchpad.net/~directhex/+archive/monoxide and
I guess for official packages for a distribution, things need to be
very clean and follow many rules, and it takes more time to create a
proper package.

The advantage of an opt package installed in a parallel environment is
that it just needs to work? But I might be wrong with that opinion...

Just to make it clear, I don't mind who provides uptodate packages, it
is just important to me that they are made available to people by
linking from the official website to it.
Even if it has a big "experimental" warning on it...

All the best,

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