Mono from TAR

This will compile Mono from a TAR package. It takes about 4 hours in sum.


Get admin rights
su -
Preparation for installation ...
yum install glib2-devel libpng-devel libjpeg-devel giflib-devel libtiff-devel libX11-devel fontconfig-devel bison gettext libtool cairo-devel
Create a new folder where we place the files. You can use the tmp directory for that
mkdir /tmp/sources
cd /tmp/sources

libgdiplus Compilation

Get the libgdiplus sources from GIT
git clone git://
Enter the new directory
cd libgdiplus
Run autogen
./ --prefix=/usr
Compile the sources
Solving “libtool: Version mismatch error”
autoreconf -ivf
Install the files
make install
Leave the directory
cd ..

Mono Compilation

Check for the latest TAR version
wget -qO- |grep -o -E 'href="([^"#]+)"' | cut -d'"' -f2 | sort | uniq
or just watch at the website
Download the latest release (at the moment of writing it is mono-3.6.0.tar.bz2)
Extract the TAR file
tar -jxvf mono-3.6.0.tar.bz2
Enter the new directory
cd mono-3.6.0
run configure
./configure --prefix=/usr/local/
/usr/local/ is the installation path of the compiled files
run make - compile all the files
sudo make  
run make install - this will install the needed files into your system (this will take ~10 minutes)
sudo make install  


Run the uninstall
sudo make uninstall
remove the source files
rm -rf ~/sources/mono

Additional Information

Notes about compiling Mono 3.2.3 from a TAR Archiv

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