This blog post is a repeat of an email that I sent to the Mono mailing list back in July 2013:
The problem is that there are no recent packages for the major Linux distributions offered at http://www.go-mono.com/mono-downloads/download.html and http://monodevelop.com/Download
I personally use Mono and MonoDevelop for developing and deploying OpenPetra, an open source accounting and contact management system for charities and missions organisations.
The installation for MonoDevelop is documented here:
This will install Mono as well.
If you only want to install Mono, see here:
There are also packages for mono-xsp, mod_mono and mono-tools (including monodoc).
Package mono-libgdiplus makes sure that the libgdiplus is linked properly, which is important for GUI applications.
Since you have the right repo from installing Mono already, you can just run this:
#for RPM based distros: yum install mono-libgdiplus-opt mod_mono-opt mono-xsp-opt mono-tools-opt
or (please note slightly different name for mod_mono-opt, somehow Debian does not like the underscore in the package name…)
#for Debian based distros: apt-get install mono-libgdiplus-opt modmono-opt mono-xsp-opt mono-tools-opt
MonoDevelop and Mono (and the other mono specific packages) will be installed to /opt to avoid conflict with the Mono version that comes with your Linux distribution.
To run this Mono on the command line, you can add this line to your .bash_profile file:
If you are interested in the way how the packages are built, have a look here: https://build.opensuse.org/project/show/home:tpokorra:mono