[MonoDevelop] Error running program

Michael Hutchinson m.j.hutchinson at gmail.com
Wed Dec 24 12:21:11 EST 2008

On Wed, Dec 24, 2008 at 3:08 PM, lsuitger <judelandry2002 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I wrote a program in C# with mono-develop on Ubuntu. I have had this program
> running as a scheduled task for several months with no problems. This past
> Monday, the program quit working. When I try to run the program via CLI I
> get the following error:
> run-detectors: unable to find an interpreter for <program>
> Yet I can run the program from the IDE with no errors and the program
> functions as it should.
> I googled and got so many different answers I became confused. Anybody ever
> come across this before?


Note that Debian/Ubuntu usually uses binfmt_misc to register exe files
for execution by Mono, as described in
so it looks like this has somehow become disabled on your system.

The quick solution is just to invoke your program with "mono programname.exe".

Michael Hutchinson

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