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I need to program dot net apps via Ubuntu, so where can I get them because I always failed to compile the source??

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You can always search ppa example: – Sneetsher Feb 6 '14 at 10:48
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You can search Launchpad for PPAs:

The top few there give you the choice between stable, beta and bleeding edge software.

Even if you understand the inherent risks in running unreleased software, be aware that these PPAs are mostly maintained by individuals and you're installing software from these people. You should ask yourself:

  • Do you trust the maintainer? You're giving them root on your system.
  • Is it safe to run this version of Mono on Ubuntu? Will it break things that depend on other versions?
  • Will I be at risk if a security flaw is found in one of these packages? Do I need urgent security patches and will this repo give me them?

I'm not saying all PPAs are evil or wrong, just be aware about what you're doing.

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Thank you a lot – عمروخضير Feb 6 '14 at 13:19

Debian, Ubuntu, and derivatives Add the Mono Project GPG signing key (if you don’t use sudo, be sure to switch to root):

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys 3FA7E0328081BFF6A14DA29AA6A19B38D3D831EF

Next, add the package repository (if you don’t use sudo, be sure to switch to root):

echo "deb wheezy main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mono-xamarin.list

Update your package cache if necessary (i.e. run apt-get update), and run a package upgrade to upgrade existing packages to the latest available. Then install Mono as described in the Usage section.

Note: While the APT package is built against Debian Wheezy, it is compatible with a number of Debian derivatives (including Ubuntu) which means you can use the same repository across all these distributions.

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+1 - this is the best option. Official packages from an official repository. – STW Apr 27 at 20:18

There is a ppa for Mono 4.x

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:keks9n/monodevelop-latest

apt-get update

apt-get install mono-complete

this should do the trick.

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Did not work for me. – isomorphismes Jun 18 '15 at 13:35

There is a PPA here:

As explained on that site,

monodevelop-latest package is rebuilding every time when new commits are found at Checks for commits are performed every day, so you can always have the latest version.

Where the github link is the one mentioned by qxp. A PPA is more comfortable as you get automatic updates and don't have to go through the hassle of compiling yourself. Simply add the PPA to your sources:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:keks9n/monodevelop-latest 
sudo apt-get update

And install the latest Mono dev snapshots:

sudo apt-get install monodevelop-latest
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Hmmmm ... seems not to be very stable ...:

Monoxide experimental Mono packages PPA

directhex Monoxide experimental Mono packages PPA

PPA description

(maintained by official Debian/Ubuntu Mono team)

This PPA should be used for testing changes to the Mono stack, pre-release package versions, etc.

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This seems like a comment more than an answer. What PPA are you talking about? – Arturo Torres Sánchez Apr 22 '15 at 4:27

After a bit of google searching I've found them here.

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After a bit of searching you found something completely irrelevant to the question. – mikerobi Sep 28 '14 at 11:15

In addition to the other answers is which is "maintained by official Debian/Ubuntu Mono team".

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