Making multiple platforms require the help of software that is open-source like Mono. It is an extension of the Microsoft which is available for free. Apps for cross-platform are constructed using the Mono tool. It is an efficient program to formulate potent and dependable applications. A thorough knowledge and experience of Linux Ubuntu is necessary to grasp the operation of Mono. It is founded on the runtime of ordinary language as well as ECMA the international language for programming. This essay guides you to easily install Mono on Linux Ubuntu 20.04 system.
Using Mono, the ability of the system to compose multi programming applications can be accelerated multiple times. There are some basic steps, in which Mono is installed into a system, described as follows.
Step 1: Updating Package
Step 2: Addition of the APT
Step 3: Installing Mono
Step 4: Verifying Mono on system
For the process to be carried out, either log-in to the server with the help of root user or log-in to server with the help of user incorporating the sudo privileges.
The first basic step for installing a server or application on the Linux is package updating. The following apt commands are added to the terminal in order to update and upgrade the system prepping for Mono installation.
$ sudo apt update && upgrade
Addition of the APT
In this next step, essentials for Mono are installed using the command below:
$ sudo apt install dirmngr gnupg apt-transport-https ca-certificates software-properties-common
This step adds the repository to the system. In future all updated versions of Mono can be installed with its help without any additional effort. The key should be extracted. Now the repository and its key should be put on the Ubuntu server. Extraction is carried out by the first command while the addition of the directory in the server is done by the second command.
$ sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys 3FA7E0328081BFF6A14DA29AA6A19B38D3D831EF
$ sudo apt-add-repository 'deb https://download.mono-project.com/repo/ubuntu stable-bionic main
Package is updated to make sure that the APT is added to the Ubuntu using the following command:
$ sudo apt update
Mono is installed using the command below:
$ sudo apt install mono-complete
The full Mono package including all features and tools is installed through this command. The development method IDE is used for making projects then the following command is used:
$ sudo apt install monodevelop
Verifying Mono on system
The nunit test is performed using the following command:
$ sudo apt install monodevelop-nunit
Using the following command, the Mono installed on the system is verified:
$ mono –V
The displays screen shows the information on verification of mono and its specifications.
Mono helps in multitasking on Ubuntu. It also helps in reaping the privileges of the runtime language and its tools. This article guides you through step by step approach to get Mono on your system. Further details can be obtained from their official website.
My name is Akhunzada Younis Said. I am a software project manager in HAZTECH, a software engineering graduate and a content writer. I love working with Linux, Data science and open-source software.