[MonoDevelop] Monodevelop 2.8.5, Windows 7, failed to install with Gtk# 2.12.9 error message

Nathan Patwardhan noopy.org at gmail.com
Fri Dec 30 09:02:56 EST 2011


I am trying to install Monodevelop 2.8.5
under Windows 7 (Enterprise, x86) and am encountering the following
error when I click through the installer:

  "Gtk# version 2.12.9 or greater must be installed."

Before trying to install Monodevelop, I installed the following
packages, in order:

  Mono 2.10.8: http://download.mono-project.com/archive/2.10.8/windows-installer/1/mono-2.10.8-gtksharp-2.12.11-win32-1.exe

  .NET Framework 4.0:

  GTK# for .NET 2.12.10:

(Note: These packages were referenced on the Monodevelop download page!)

As for the Mono installation, I DID NOT select the Gtk# installation.
The only Gtk# on my system was from ftp.novell.com as shown above.  I
also tried GTK# 2.12.9 from ftp.novell.com but the error during
installation was the same.

I double checked my registry settings with regedit and the following
exists in my registry:

    - InstallFolder->C:\Program Files\GtkSharp\2.12\
    - Version->2.12.10

All of the directories and files noted above exist.

I'd Googled around a bit to see if anyone else had seen this error and
the consensus was that this error should only appear if there's an
issue with a non-existent (or incorrect version of) Gtk# for .NET.
OK, but since I installed everything from the Monodevelop site,
shouldn't this mean that things should just work for me?

Please let me know if you have any ideas how I can get Monodevelop
installed on my system.

Nathan Patwardhan
"I've got my #15 Tebow Jersey on for Halloween as my costume. When I
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them, and on the ground at their feet!"
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