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After some research I found out, that the repo provides the old version 2.6 of the MonoDevelop IDE, but as there is already the latest version published I want to know whether someone knows how I can install it (there is no package out for Ubuntu 11.10) without messing up my current system.

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You can remove the version of monodevelop installed through Ubuntu's software sources, download the source code archive for monodevelop 2.8 upstream (, and build and install the source manually. See for general advice on building software from source.

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For those who experience installation problems like me - this one helped me a lot Config Problems – Christian Ivicevic Oct 31 '11 at 16:08

I was also looking around, and I found a ppa that might interest you if you have not already found a solution:

I just installed it and it seems to be working alongside with 2.6 with no issues. Cheers

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I came across this thread looking for this exact issue. While this was of some help, I found this tutorial to be a great resource as well. Just wanted to share.

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Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – Eliah Kagan Jul 13 '12 at 1:37

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