This article was last reviewed for Debian 9 (Stretch).
Mono and MonoDevelop installation (Debian, repository)
|Author:||Stefán Örvar Sigmundsson|
|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 can be extended by add-ins that offer IDE integration of various external technologies:
|monodevelop||MonoDevelop, the integrated development environment.|
|monodevelop-nunit||MonoDevelop integration for NUnit.|
|monodevelop-versioncontrol||MonoDevelop integration for Git and Subversion.|
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.