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I am a bit noobish when it comes to .NET but I am wondering what is the bare minimum of packages needed to be installed to run .NET application. It is a simple input output console app and with command:

app_name.exe

it runs on my computer but when I try to run it on another computer (which doesn't have monodevelop and all that stuff) it returns error:

cannot execute binary file

so I am wondering what are the minimum in terms of size packages that need to be installed?

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You should have installed mono-runtime to run .NET/Mono applications, plus Wine if they use Windows specifics.

  • I noticed that if I install monodevelop I can run app but if there is only mono-runtime this error appears again, my app uses only some basic System.IO methods and nothing else. Is there some library or something like that i need to install? – antifriz Dec 15 '13 at 16:06
  • You can try installing libmono-microsoft-csharp-4.0-cil. – Erkin Alp Güney Dec 15 '13 at 16:17

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