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Mono and MonoDevelop installation (Debian, repository)

Mono and MonoDevelop installation (Debian, repository)
Author: Stefán Örvar Sigmundsson
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Written in: English (United Kingdom)

Mono is a cross-platform, free and open-source computing platform compatible with the .NET Framework. MonoDevelop is a cross-platform, free and open-source integrated development environment primarily designed for software development for Mono although it is not limited to it. This article will demonstrate how to install Mono, MonoDevelop and its add-ins on Debian or its derivatives such as Ubuntu and Linux Mint.

MonoDevelop packages

MonoDevelop can be extended by add-ins that offer IDE integration of various external technologies:

Package Description
monodevelop MonoDevelop, the integrated development environment.
monodevelop-nunit MonoDevelop integration for NUnit.
monodevelop-versioncontrol MonoDevelop integration for Git and Subversion.

Installation

Mono can be installed from the official Debian repository using APT:

root@computer:~# apt --assume-yes install mono-complete

MonoDevelop, along with any of its add-ins, can be installed from the official Debian repository using APT:

root@computer:~# apt --assume-yes install monodevelop

After the installation is completed MonoDevelop can be started from the terminal via a binary called monodevelop located in the /usr/bin directory.

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