How To Install Mono on CentOS 8

Install Mono on CentOS 8

In this tutorial we will show you how to install Mono on CentOS 8. For those of you who didn’t know, Mono is a open source platform for developing and running cross-platform applications based on the ECMA/ISO Standards. It is a free and open-source implementation of Microsoft’s .NET framework.

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Install Mono on CentOS 8

Step 1. First let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

sudo dnf install epel-release
sudo dnf update

Step 2. Installing Mono on CentOS 8.

Now, we import the Mono repository’s GPG key using the following command:

sudo rpm --import ''

Next, add the Mono repository to your system:

sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo

Then, run the following commands to install Mono:

sudo dnf install mono-complete

To verify if Mono is installed, run the commands below:

$ mono --version

Mono JIT compiler version (tarball Tue Feb  28 13:36:50 UTC 2020)
Copyright (C) 2002-2014 Novell, Inc, Xamarin Inc and Contributors.
    TLS:           __thread
    SIGSEGV:       altstack
    Notifications: epoll
    Architecture:  amd64
    Disabled:      none
    Misc:          softdebug 
    Interpreter:   yes
    LLVM:          yes(810)
    Suspend:       hybrid
    GC:            sgen (concurrent by default)

Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Mono. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Mono on CentOS 8 systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Mono website.

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