Bug 56869 - Cannot debug program after fresh install
Summary: Cannot debug program after fresh install
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 44182
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: Debugger ()
Version: 6.1.2 (C8SR1)
Hardware: PC Linux
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: Future Cycle (TBD)
Assignee: Jo Shields
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-05-26 11:18 UTC by trenki2
Modified: 2017-07-06 08:04 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

Error messagebox (15.02 KB, image/png)
2017-05-26 11:18 UTC, trenki2

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Description trenki2 2017-05-26 11:18:08 UTC
Created attachment 22496 [details]
Error messagebox

I installed Ubuntu MATE 17.04 in VirtualBox and installed FlatPak and MonoDevelop as described in the Download section.
On the download section it said: The latest stable release is 6.1 Service Release 1 (

After installation i started MonoDevelop and tried to run/debug a standard console application but it failed.

I got an error message box with the following text (see the attached image):

    Debugger operation failed
    Cannot start process because a file name has not been provided.

Another issue is also that MonoDevelop shows (as superuser) in its titlebar.
Comment 1 maksim.levental 2017-05-28 16:55:27 UTC
same exact problem on xubuntu 16.10
Comment 2 maksim.levental 2017-05-30 15:35:04 UTC
the solution is here https://stackoverflow.com/a/41578645, copying for posterity:

sudo apt-get install xterm
cp -v /usr/bin/xterm ~/.local/share/flatpak/runtime/org.freedesktop.Platform/x86_64/1.4/active/files/bin/
cp -v /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libXaw* ~/.local/share/flatpak/runtime/org.freedesktop.Platform/x86_64/1.4/active/files/lib/
cp -v /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libXmu* ~/.local/share/flatpak/runtime/org.freedesktop.Platform/x86_64/1.4/active/files/lib/
cp -v /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libutempter* ~/.local/share/flatpak/runtime/org.freedesktop.Platform/x86_64/1.4/active/files/lib/
cp -v /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpng12* ~/.local/share/flatpak/runtime/org.freedesktop.Platform/x86_64/1.4/active/files/lib/
cp -v /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libtinfo* ~/.local/share/flatpak/runtime/org.freedesktop.Platform/x86_64/1.4/active/files/lib/
Comment 3 Jo Shields 2017-07-06 08:04:49 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 44182 ***