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I want to install MonoDevelop 2.10 and I have cloned the current release with git clone git:// however running ./configure I get the error:

configure: error: Please install mono version 2.8 or later to install MonoDevelop.
Please see to download latest mono sources or packages

Although I have Ubuntu 11.10 with Mono JIT compiler version 2.10.5 (Debian 2.10.5-1) (output of mono --version) this error seems to be trolling me. Can anyone explain me, what error drives me crazy?

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You likely need mono-devel installed though that may not be the end of your configure issues. Maybe just go ahead & run

sudo apt-get build-dep monodevelop
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Works fine! (Just thought that the IDE should be version 2.10 and not 2.8 as Mono itself is version 2.10...) – Christian Ivicevic Oct 31 '11 at 16:06
Its 2013 and I'm still facing this very same issue on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Maybe this will change some day!! – Prahlad Yeri Apr 6 '13 at 23:00

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