In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Mono on Debian 10. For those of you who didn’t know, Mono is an 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.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of Mono on a Debian 10 (Buster) server.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 10 (Buster).
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install Mono on Debian 10 Buster
Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal:
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade sudo apt install dirmngr gnupg apt-transport-https ca-certificates
Step 2. Installing Mono on Debian 10.
First, we import the repository’s GPG key:
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys 3FA7E0328081BFF6A14DA29AA6A19B38D3D831EF
Next, add the Mono repository to your system sources’ list:
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb https://download.mono-project.com/repo/debian stable-buster main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mono-official-stable.list'
Then, update the packages list and install Mono:
sudo apt update sudo apt install mono-complete
To verify if Mono is installed, run the commands below:
$ mono --version Mono JIT compiler version 22.214.171.124 (tarball Tue Mar 8 14:16:12 UTC 2020) Copyright (C) 2002-2014 Novell, Inc, Xamarin Inc and Contributors. www.mono-project.com TLS: __thread SIGSEGV: altstack Notifications: epoll Architecture: amd64 Disabled: none Misc: softdebug Interpreter: yes LLVM: yes(610) Suspend: hybrid GC: sgen (concurrent by default)
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Mono. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Mono on your Debian 10 Buster system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Mono website.