Mono 2.6 + MonoDevelop 2.2 on openSUSE 11.2

Fantastic news — Mono 2.6 and MonoDevelop 2.2 are out! Be sure to read the detailed Mono 2.6 release notes.

If you are running openSUSE 11.2, it’s quite simple to safely update your entire Mono stack and stay up to date with any 2.6 updates:

  • zypper ar -f -n Mono repo-mono
  • zypper mr -p 10 repo-mono
  • zypper refresh
  • zypper dup -r repo-mono

Those instructions will change the Mono distribution from openSUSE to the upstream Mono repositories.

I highly recommend installing MonoDevelop 2.2 (zypper in monodevelop), though if you already had it installed, the above will update you to the 2.2 release.

MonoDevelop 2.2 Integrated Debugger
Integrated Mono 2.6 soft debugger in MonoDevelop 2.2

A huge congratulations and thank you to the Mono team for another exceptional major Mono milestone!

UPDATE: apparently there is a problem on the x86_64 build in the openSUSE Build Service. This appears to be an OBS bug, but for this reason, it’s recommended that you use the repositories at

2 Replies to “Mono 2.6 + MonoDevelop 2.2 on openSUSE 11.2”

  1. The OBS Mono repos are NOT recommended. At the moment you won’t even be able to get Mono 2.6 on them if you’re on x86_64 because we’re getting some funky error on there that we don’t get anywhere else (maybe Xen-related?).

    The official Mono repositories (which include MonoDevelop and will probably be updated to include Moonlight 2.0 when it is released) are at as described on the Mono Downloads page at

  2. Thanks for the tips. Updated without trouble on x86_84. Hmm, zypper should be renamed to something more catchy; I tend to forget about its existence.

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