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Install mono from xamarin site

asked 2018-11-03 09:40:38 -0500

severus gravatar image

updated 2018-11-03 09:41:37 -0500

Hello everybody,

I'm trying to install Mono from the xamarin site on my Fedora 29 machine. On the site it says the instructions are for Fedora 27.

I execute the following commands in a root shell:

rpm --import ""


su -c 'curl | tee /etc/yum.repos.d/mono-centos7-stable.repo'

The second command returns "No such file or directory"

Can anybody help?

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This is a great question, and it is one I've been attempting to get working.

From, what I can tell, the biggest problem to installing mono from the Xamarin site, comes down to a "now" (meaning f29), missing package, that was available in f28.

The compat-giflib library, AFAIK is required, and that package just isn't availabe in F29. (This package is needed to provide /var/lib/ )

Am I correct in assessing your problem?

MikeDawg gravatar imageMikeDawg ( 2018-11-06 17:39:31 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-11-04 08:55:01 -0500

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This part works perfectly. For the centos repo, just give as root

touch /etc/yum.repos.d/mono-centos7-stable.repo

and repeat the whole procedure. I wouldn't even touch something written for ubuntu that maybe runs on Fedora 27, but it's your computer, luckily not mine.

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answered 2018-11-04 06:12:39 -0500

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The reason is that mono in Fedora is quite outdated. Fedora 29 ships with version 4.8.0 while Mono-Project provides 5.16. The same is true for Monodevelop. Fedora ships with 5.10 while Mono-Project provides 7.5.

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answered 2018-11-03 11:30:59 -0500

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And the reason for not using Fedora is?

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