Mono is an open-source implementation of Microsoft's .NET Framework based on the ECMA standards for C# and the Common Language Runtime. A growing family of solutions and an active and enthusiastic contributing community helps position Mono to become the leading choice for the development of cross-platform applications.
In this guide, we will install the latest version of Mono on Debian 9.
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Updating System Packages
It is recommended that you update the system to the latest packages before beginning any major installations. Issue the command below:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
Step 1: Install Mono from Apt Repository
mono-complete is a meta-package that installs the Mono runtime, development tools, and all libraries. Issue the command below to install mono from the Apt repository.
sudo apt install mono-complete
Step 2: Verify Installation
After installing the Mono package, issue the command below to verify the installation which will output the Mono version: