[Mono-list] Install on debian fails

webman at manfbraun.de webman at manfbraun.de
Fri Jan 13 02:09:27 UTC 2017

Hi !
Oh, yeah, sorry - I am on debian jessie (8.6), with kernel 3.16.
I had several other attempts to install mono from the xamarin
repo (and I reported them here - but, sad to say, got no answer).
On official repo, there is mono 3.2.8 and nothing in backports.
On the initial machine, I gave up and I am missing features. But
this one is completely new - although, it's a LXC VM. Exactly this
should help me to come to a workaround.
In the basic setup, there is absolut nothing about mono. Should
I install from original repositiory first and the upgrade to
the version in the xamarin repository?
From: William Ivanski [mailto:william.ivanski at gmail.com] 
Sent: Friday, January 13, 2017 2:37 AM
To: webman at manfbraun.de; mono-list at lists.dot.net
Subject: Re: [Mono-list] Install on debian fails
Are you using Debian 7 (Wheezy) or 8 (Jessie) ? If you are on Debian 7, could you please try on Debian 8?
Em qui, 12 de jan de 2017 às 21:43, <webman at manfbraun.de> escreveu:
Hello !

I just tried to install mono-complete and followed exactly
the instructions here:


But the setup failed:

+ apt-get install -t wheezy mono-complete
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 mono-complete : Depends: mono-devel (= but it is not
going to be installed
                 Depends: mono-4.0-service (= but it is
not going to be installed
                 Depends: monodoc-manual (= but it is
not going to be installed
                 Depends: libmono-cil-dev (= but it is
not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

This was a fresh machine setup, so why could this happen?
>From my experience, sad to say, this is an ongoing problem.

Could please have someone an eye on this?
Or are there newer instructions?


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