In this tutorial we will show you how to install Mono on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. 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.
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 through the step by step installation Mono on Ubuntu 18.04 server.
Install Mono on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver
Step 1. First make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt commands in the terminal.
Now, we import the repository’s GPG key using the following command:
sudoapt-keyadv--keyserverhkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys 3FA7E0328081BFF6A14DA29AA6A19B38D3D831EF
Next, add the Mono repository to your system:
sudosh-c'echo "deb https://download.mono-project.com/repo/ubuntu stable-bionic main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mono-official-stable.list'
Run the following commands to install Mono:
To verify if Mono is installed, run the commands below:
Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Mono. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Mono on your Ubuntu 18.04 LTS system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Mono website.