[Mono-list] Access to (recent) older versions of mono in the download.mono-project.com debian repository

Timotheus Pokorra timotheus.pokorra at solidcharity.com
Fri Oct 16 07:35:52 UTC 2015

Hello River,

> We're using Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS.
> I don't know that the equivalent of versionlock would help, since the issue
> isn't of packages getting upgraded, but that we want deployment to be
> stable.
> ie when bringing up a new VM instance, I want to make sure that it has the
> same version of mono as the other VMs.

Looking at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PinningHowto and

But then I checked
http://download.mono-project.com/repo/debian/pool/main/m/mono/, and
the version 4.0.3 is actually gone.
For CentOS, older versions still exist:
Probably a technical reason, a difference how Debian/CentOS deal with

So I guess you need to create your own repository.
If you want, you can use the LightBuildServer for that, which I wrote:
Or you can create a "stable mono" project on OBS, for the version you
want. for an example see

Or invest in Debian/Ubuntu so that they make stable releases of Mono
as part of their distribution.
I am working on the Fedora/CentOS side on that... Fedora 23 will come
with Mono 4.0.4!

All the best,

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