[Mono-list] Mono builds for Linux

David Curylo curylod at asme.org
Thu Apr 3 16:31:15 UTC 2014


On Apr 3, 2014, at 11:16 AM, Andrés G. Aragoneses <knocte at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.

These effectively are parallel installations.  They can be installed alongside the mono from the various distros repositories, which is exactly how I am using them.  Maybe what we really need is an official listing of parallel mono distributions.

>> Alternatively, for just Ubuntu builds, there is the work by Eberhard:
>> https://launchpad.net/~ermshiperete/+archive/monodevelop

This is indicative of the problem that there aren’t any official packages, parallel or otherwise.  Why should people have to dig for mono packages?

> WRT Ubuntu/Debian builds, I would rather recommend the PPAs and official
> repositories of the official mono/monobased-apps packagers: directhex
> and meebey.

These packages are consistently out of date, unfortunately.  For example, they are currently at 3.2.4, whereas those produced by Tim seem to follow the release very closely and match what is on the mono website downloads page (currently 3.4.0).  But if they are kept up to date responsibly, then it seems like they should become the official releases and maybe Eberhard should be asking the same questions as Tim.  

Also, these are Debian / Ubuntu only.  Fedora, CentOS, and OpenSUSE are left out.

It would be very nice to be able to find the latest distributions anytime they are needed instead of having to hunt for them for the various distributions one wants to support for their application.


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