I added the mono PPA (https://launchpad.net/~directhex/+archive/monoxide) to my Maverick Server and did an apt-get update.

However, when I try to install mono, I still get the older version - not the one from the PPA. apt-cache also shows me only the older version.

Am I missing something?


The PPA only has a mono package for Natty, not Maverick. The only package explicitly for Maverick is Pinta.

You could edit your /etc/apt/sources.list (it might have a separate file of its own in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/) so the relevant line goes from something like this:

 deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/directhex/unstable/ubuntu maverick main

To this:

 deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/directhex/unstable/ubuntu natty main

This won't always work and might even break things but it's only Mono (I don't think anything critical to booting relies on it) so you could just use ppa-purge to drop the PPA and go back to stock packages.

  • Thanks - I had selected maverick in that drop down, but forgot to hit the 'filter' button :) – Yuvi Aug 11 '11 at 19:28

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