Tag Archives: Ubuntu

Install Mono 3.0.7 from Source on Ubuntu with a Bash Script

Like the other scripts I’ve posted, this one is meant to be a barebones mono install with the exception of LibGDI, LibGTK, XSP, and ModMono. You can easily make it a web server or just compile simple CLI scripts in mono. Run “csharp” for an interactive shell.

NOTE: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Badgerports.org are now current w/ This bash script is more useful when installing parallel Mono, when a new version is released and not yet published on badgerports, or if you simply want to compile it yourself from source. I highly recommend trying the latest Ubuntu or Badgerports first.

This version installs Mono 3.0.7


mkdir mono-3.0
cd mono-3.0
wget --no-check-certificate https://raw.github.com/nathanb/iws-snippets/master/mono-install-scripts/ubuntu/install_mono-3.0.sh
chmod 755 install_mono-3.0.sh

Take note that this will install to the suggested parallel environments path at: /opt/mono-3.0. Adjust your environment accordingly in either your virtual host config or your CLI environment before using it to run your Mono apps.

Install Mono 2.11 from Source on Ubuntu with a Bash Script

NOTE: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Badgerports.org are now current w/ This bash script is more useful when installing parallel Mono, when a new version is released and not yet published on badgerports, or if you simply want to compile it yourself from source. I highly recommend trying the latest Ubuntu or Badgerports first.

Updated Sept 11, 2012 – Incremented Mono to 2.11.3 (from 2.11.0).


This script is meant to be a barebones web server install. Feel free to tweak the script and add as many packages as you like to it.

mkdir mono-2.11
cd mono-2.11
wget --no-check-certificate https://github.com/nathanb/iws-snippets/raw/master/mono-install-scripts/ubuntu/install_mono-2.11.sh
chmod 755 install_mono-2.11.sh


There is also a CentOS/Red Hat script in the GitHub repository.


Get Started with Amazon EC2, Run Your .NET MVC3 (Razor) Site in the Cloud with Linux Mono

I’ve recently been getting pretty excited about Amazon EC2 once I realized you can setup a micro linux server for free to learn and test out their services. I know, a couple years behind the curve right? I’ve just never really looked into it. Now that I’m familiarizing myself with the whole cloud concept with Amazon, it’s really cool to think of small business growth potential in the web market without the restraint of building a heavy infrastructure upfront. I realize after reading some other articles that in the long run, it is probably more expensive than hosting your own solution. But as a startup, it still seems to me that it’s a pretty good deal at least for short term events or just taking their infrastructure out for a spin to test some ideas. Pay for what you use; that’s Amazon’s big pitch with their Amazon Web Services (AWS).

So if you want to play around with AWS for free, you have to roll Linux. If you want to host ASP.NET MVC3 on AWS Linux, there’s a few steps you need to take. For this post, I’ll talk about some of the AWS services that can get you started along with how to install and configure your environment for hosting ASP.NET MVC3 applications with Linux and Mono.

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Install Mono 2.10.8 from Source on Ubuntu with a Bash Script

NOTE: Badgerports.org is now current w/ This bash script is more useful when installing parallel Mono, when a new version is released and not yet published on badgerports, or if you simply want to compile it yourself from source. I highly recommend trying Badgerports first.


mkdir mono-2.10
cd mono-2.10
wget --no-check-certificate https://github.com/nathanb/iws-snippets/raw/master/mono-install-scripts/ubuntu/install_mono-2.10.sh
chmod 755 install_mono-2.10.sh



Update 12/30/2011 – Updated Mono 2.10.6 to

Update 10/16/2011 – Updated Mono 2.10.5 to 2.10.6

Update 8/31/2011 – Updated Mono 2.10.4 to 2.10.5

Update 8/11/2011 – Updated Mono 2.10.3 to 2.10.4 for minor update.

Install Mono 2.10.2 and MonoDevelop 2.6 Beta 3 on Ubuntu With a Bash Script

After @migueldeicaza announced MonoDevelop Beta 3 a few days ago, I updated my scripts to install the new version. I’ve also included an upgrade script for those of you who used my Beta 2 script. The upgrade will uninstall the three Beta 2 projects and then download, compile and install the three new ones. I’ve only tested this so far on Ubuntu Natty (11.04), so let me know here if you have any problems with other versions.



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Install MonoDevelop 2.4.2 or 2.6 Beta on Ubuntu & Fedora

MonoDevelop 2.6 betaAlright!  You asked for it, so here it is!  Here’s a bash script that will download, compile and install MonoDevelop. I can’t say it’s a perfect solution, but it does work and it’s relatively clean. The main difference between this install and platform packages is that it will install to a prefix using the parallel environment recommendations. So launching it requires a little environment setup, which the script will provide for you. Otherwise, it should work just the same.


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Mono 2.10 Install Script for Ubuntu & Fedora

Update 10/4/2011 – I’m starting to consolidate the major version posts. This script refers to 2.10.1; however, it installs 2.10 latest. Refer to the current 2.10 post for more info.

I just updated the bash install script for Mono 2.10. Thanks to @Marv for the Ubuntu script and heads up that 2.10 was released. This script is mainly intended for use with linux/apache web servers. It will install Mono, GTK, OpenGDI, XSP, and Mod_Mono. For Mono Develop, read through the Building Mono Develop page [mono-project.com], which will require a few additional packages not included in this script.

To install for Ubuntu:

wget --no-check-certificate https://github.com/nathanb/iws-snippets/raw/master/mono-install-scripts/ubuntu/install_mono-2.10.sh
chmod 755 install_mono-2.10.sh


To install for Fedora:

yum install wget
wget --no-check-certificate https://github.com/nathanb/iws-snippets/raw/master/mono-install-scripts/fedora/install_mono-2.10.sh
chmod 755 install_mono-2.10.sh


Again, if setting up a web server, be sure to set the VirtualHost environment up correctly with PATH & LD_LIBRARY_PATH. (here, IOMAP is optional) See configuring virtual hosts. The following line should be included in your VirtualHost configuration.

MonoSetEnv site_name MONO_IOMAP=all;PATH=/opt/mono-2.10/bin:$PATH;LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/mono-2.10/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH;


Update – March 15, 2011

I’m refactoring some stuff, so bare with me. Today I’m introducing a totally re-written script that will hopefully make it easier to adapt to updates in the future. So far, I’ve treated these bash scripts like I do Windows batch files. But I took some time and tried to learn a little more about writing bash scripts.  The new scripts will stop if any errors are encountered. This is good and bad.  Good because now you know something went wrong, and the errors are much easier to find. Bad (maybe) because now you know something might not have worked. ;) Anyway, I hope the changes will help everyone.

I’ve changed all the prefixes to use the major/minor version. So 2.10.1, 2.10.2 etc, will use prefix /opt/mono-2.10. You’ll always have the option to change that if you wish to use a different prefix. There’s a single variable in the beginning of the script that sets the prefix.

Finally, there does seem to be a problem at the end of installing xsp. However, everything seems to go in okay.

Good luck!


UPDATE – March 8, 2011

Mono 2.10.1 was released Feb 25th. I updated the install script for 2.10 to use the Mono 2.10.1 package. (That was the only package updated in this version). I’ve also included an experimental upgrade script for 2.10 to 2.10.1 here. (fedora vs ubuntu use the same script). Download it to the same location of your script for 2.10 and run it.  It will uninstall just mono-2.10 and then download, compile, and re-install the new mono-2.10.1.


Mono 2.8.2 Script Updated for Ubuntu and Fedora


I just committed the script for 2.8.2. This was literally a text replacement of 2.8.1. However, this one seems to work with asp.net membership out of the box; so that’s good. Anyways you can find these scripts at github.com or use the bash sequence below.

I ran through these scripts on Ubuntu 10.10 and Fedora 14 fresh installs.  I would discourage setting your default environment path to use this version and stick to using it just for Asp.Net. You can set the MonoPath in your Apache virtual host config to use this one specifically.  It will install to /opt/mono-2.8.2

Comment if you have any questions or problems.


wget --no-check-certificate https://github.com/nathanb/iws-snippets/raw/master/mono-install-scripts/ubuntu/install_mono-2.8.2.sh
chmod 755 install_mono-2.8.2.sh



wget --no-check-certificate https://github.com/nathanb/iws-snippets/raw/master/mono-install-scripts/fedora/install_mono-2.8.2.sh
chmod 755 install_mono-2.8.2.sh


Update 1/30/2011

Be sure and set the environment variables in the virtual host config to use the correct prefix. This script will install to /opt/mono-2.8.2;  So modify the MonoSetEnv line in your virtual host config: 

MonoSetEnv appName MONO_IOMAP=all;LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/mono-2.8.2/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH;PATH=/opt/mono-2.8.2/bin:$PATH

MONO_IOMAP=all is optional; but on by default usually. The important part is to include the other two so mod_mono knows how to find this 2.8.2 install.  Likewise, if you're running console or GUI apps w/ this version; you'll need to set your local environment to use the modified LD_LIBRARY_PATH and PATH as well. See http://www.mono-project.com/Parallel_Mono_Environments for more info. 


Update 2/20/2011

Mono 2.10 has been released and I added a new install script.

Setting up Mono 2.8 with Asp.Net 4.0 and MVC2 on Ubuntu with MySql Membership

I’ve had a few requests to write a full walk-through installing Mono 2.8 w/ Asp.Net 4.0 since I posted an install script for Mono 2.8 on Ubuntu and Fedora.  So here it is! We’re going to be setting up a new server from scratch then installing just the basics of Mono 2.8 (Mono, GTK, GDI, XSP, & Mod_Mono). Then we’ll use that to setup a new Apache server with a basic Asp.Net 4.0 MVC2 application w/ MySql Membership.  That sounds like a lot, but it’s really very straight forward. So lets get started!

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Installing Mono Trunk or 2.6.4 Tag with Subversion Source on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid

Updated June 23, 2010!

Lately, I’ve been really digging the new Ubuntu 10.04 on my desktop and web server. So I’ve been meaning to get a post out here describing how I got Mono trunk installed since it comes packaged with 2.4.4.  After much testing, I finally have finished getting a script to work with a fresh, vanilla install.

I stumbled on this blog post by Boris Schieman where he wrote a bash script to compile and install the Mono trunk.  I made a few tweaks to it for a vanilla linux install for the tagged 2.6.4 release and setup another one for updating a mono trunk build using the daily tarballs. I’ve successfully tested both versions on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid. I’m just a casual linux/mono user, so use this at your own risk.

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