[MonoDevelop] Create packages for Linux and install them

Quandary quandary82 at hailmail.net
Mon Feb 7 14:44:31 EST 2011

You compile your program, make a new directory, and add the
subdirectories where you want the binaries to be installed. Then you
supply a script in a special format that lists dependencies &
description (such as mono, vb-cil, gtk#, webkitsharp-cil, etc.). There's
also a script for pre and post installation tasks.

The easiest way to learn is to download a .deb package of a simple
Debian program, rename it from .deb to .zip and unpack the content, and
inspect the contents closely. I would take the monodevelop package as
base, because it already contains all the dependencies for mono, so you
only need to change the description and the content files.

Then you zip up your package's root folder, and rename from .zip to .deb.
Alternatively, you can take a look at the OpenSuse build-service.

On 02/06/2011 03:54 PM, amgc wrote:
> Hello, but what are the steps to build a Debian package of my Mono
> application?
> Regards

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