Update to the Latest Version of Mono kb-13

Octavo / Beaglebone Black  

By default, installing Mono on the BeagleBone family of systems will install an older version (3.2.8 currently).  You can upgrade your system as follows.


Ensure that you have a good connection to the internet.  You do not have to have pre-installed Mono - these instructions will work for both upgrade and first installation.


  1. Upgrade your system
    sudo apt-get upgrade
  2. Install the Xamarin apt-get key, and download server:
    sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys 3FA7E0328081BFF6A14DA29AA6A19B38D3D831EF
    echo "deb http://download.mono-project.com/repo/debian wheezy main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mono-xamarin.list

  3. Update existing components:
    sudo apt-get update
  4. Upgrade Mono to the latest version:
    sudo apt-get install mono-devel
    sudo apt-get install mono-complete

  5. Verify that you now have the latest release:
    mono --version

    Mono JIT compiler version 4.6.1 (Stable Wed Sep 28 14:39:46 UTC 2016)
    Copyright (C) 2002-2014 Novell, Inc, Xamarin Inc and Contributors. www.mono-project.com
            TLS:           __thread
            SIGSEGV:       normal
            Notifications: epoll
            Architecture:  armel,vfp+hard
            Disabled:      none
            Misc:          softdebug
            LLVM:          supported, not enabled.
            GC:            sgen



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