I am trying to install MonoDevelop version so that I can use it with Mono

First I tried installing Mono by following the instructions here http://www.mono-project.com/download/stable/ except replacing stable-bionic with stable-xenial/snapshots/ (there are no 5.4 snapshots for Bionic). This worked:

$ sudo apt install mono-complete
mono-complete is already the newest version (

Then I tried to do the same thing with MonoDevelop. I followed the instructions here http://www.monodevelop.com/download/ but I replaced vs-bionic with vs-xenial/snapshots/ This didn't work:

$ sudo apt update
All packages are up to date.
W: Conflicting distribution: https://download.mono-project.com/repo/ubuntu stable-xenial/snapshots/ InRelease (expected stable-xenial/snapshots/ but got xenial)

$ sudo apt install monodevelop
Package monodevelop is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source

E: Package 'monodevelop' has no installation candidate

I also tried changing stable-xenial to xenial, and sudo apt update no longer throws an error but it still can't install MonoDevelop.

Why doesn't this work? How can I install MonoDevelop version on my system?

  • Try replacing vs-xenial/snapshots/ with only vs-xenial, then sudo apt update again. What is the output of apt-cache showpkg monodevelop after doing that? – Aryo Adhi May 23 '18 at 19:00
  • When I do that, it installs MonoDevelop but it also adds Mono sources for 5.10, which I don't want. apt upgrade wants to change my Mono to Also, this version of MonoDevelop does not launch with Mono 5.4 installed. – Aaron Franke May 27 '18 at 20:53

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