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How To Install MonoDevelop on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Install MonoDevelop on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install MonoDevelop on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Monodevelop is an open-source IDE that is available free for the general public for the development of web and desktop-based applications. It runs on macOS, Windows, and Linux systems. Its primary focus is the development of projects that use Mono and .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 MonoDevelop on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • 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).
  • A non-root sudo user or 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 MonoDevelop on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are 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 software-properties-common

Step 2. Installing MonoDevelop on Ubuntu 22.04.

By default, MonoDevelop is not available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to add the MonoDevelop repository to your Ubuntu system:

sudo apt-add-repository 'deb https://download.mono-project.com/repo/ubuntu stable-focal main'

Next, import the GPG key:

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys 3FA7E0328081BFF6A14DA29AA6A19B38D3D831EF

After the repository is enabled, now install the latest version of MonoDevelop using the below command:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install mono-complete

Confirm the installation and check the installed build version of MonoDevelop:

mono -V

Step 3. Using MonoDevelop.

Now we creating a sample Hello world program. So you need to open your favorite text editor and create a file called hello.cs with the following content:

sudo nano hello.cs

Add the following file:

using System; public class HelloWorld { public static void Main(string[] args) { Console.WriteLine ("Hello World!"); } }

Save and close the file, then build your program with the CSC:

csc hello.cs

Finally, run the following command:

mono hello.exe


Hello World!

Congratulations! You have successfully installed MonoDevelop. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the MonoDevelop on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official MonoDevelop website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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