This post shows students and new users how to install the open source project called Mono on Ubuntu 20.04 | 18.04.
For those who don’t know, Mono provides a .NET-compatible and C# compiler tool sets which make it possible to develop and run C# code in Linux.
For student or new user looking for a Linux system to start learning on, the easiest place to start is Ubuntu Linux OS…. It’s a great Linux operating system for beginners and folks looking for easier Linux distribution to use..
Ubuntu is an open source Linux operating systems that runs on desktops, laptops, server and other devices.
When using Ubuntu, you will find that Linux isn’t so different than Windows and other operating systems in so many ways, especially when it comes to using the system to get work done.…
Both Ubuntu and Windows systems allow you to be productive, easy to use, reliable and enable you to install and run thousands of programs from gaming to productivity suite software for individuals and businesses.
Installing Mono on Ubuntu is pretty straightforward. Simply add its repository and install it from there. To do that, follow the steps below:
Step 1: Add Mono Repository
If you want to always version of Mono on Ubuntu, add its repository. When its repository is added, all newer versions and updates will be available to install.
To add its repository, run the commands below
sudo apt update sudo apt install dirmngr gnupg apt-transport-https ca-certificates
Next, run the commands below to add its repository and key and repository file to Ubuntu.
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys 3FA7E0328081BFF6A14DA29AA6A19B38D3D831EF sudo sh -c 'echo "deb https://download.mono-project.com/repo/ubuntu stable-bionic main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mono-official-stable.list'
That should make Mono repository available on Ubuntu
Step 2: Install Mono
Now that Mono repository and key are added, run the commands below to finally install it.
sudo apt update sudo apt install mono-complete
If you’re going to be building .NET project, the easiest way to do it is using MonoDevelop IDE. To install MonoDevelop, run the commands below:
sudo apt install monodevelop
Use MonoDevelop to build your apps.
If you’re going to be running the NUnit Unit Tests, you should install the NUnit Plugin for MonoDevelop. To do that, run the commands below:
sudo apt install monodevelop-nunit
To verify if Mono is installed, run the commands below:
You should see similar lines as below:
Output: Mono JIT compiler version 18.104.22.168 (tarball Tue Dec 10 10:36:32 UTC 2019) Copyright (C) 2002-2014 Novell, Inc, Xamarin Inc and Contributors. www.mono-project.com TLS: __thread SIGSEGV: altstack Notifications: epoll Architecture: amd64 Disabled: none Misc: softdebug Interpreter: yes LLVM: yes(610) Suspend: hybrid GC: sgen (concurrent by default)
That should do it
This post shows you how to install Mono and related development tools on Ubuntu 18.04 | 16.04. If you find any error above, please comment below:
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