Nzbdrone is my preferred application for usenet tv PVR automation. Some users have noticed that nzbdrone hangs with the previously recommended mono 3.2 install. Currently the recommended mono version is 3.6 since 3.4 caused database issues and 3.8 is too new to know if it is reliable yet. Therefore we are going to install mono 3.6 on Ubuntu to fix any nzbdrone freezes you may have been experiencing.
Fix Nzdrone Freeze
Backup your nzbdrone database and settings first!
There are two methods to upgrade mono to 3.6, compiling from source is the most reliable but takes longer. Using precompiled sources may or may not work for you. If you want a guaranteed working mono 3.6 installation scroll down to the compiling from source guide.
Precompiled Mono 3.6
This will install mono to
We need to download the mono 3.6 package.
For 32 bit use this package
For 64 bit use
Install the package
For 32 bit
sudo dpkg -i mono-opt_3.6.0_i386.deb
For 64 bit
sudo dpkg -i mono-opt_3.6.0_amd64.deb
You can check your mono version.
It should read
Mono JIT compiler version 3.6.0 (tarball Sun 14 Sep 16:11:37 CEST 2014) Copyright (C) 2002-2014 Novell, Inc, Xamarin Inc and Contributors. www.mono-project.com
If you don't get version 3.6 follow these steps to compile mono 3.6 from source.
Compile Mono 3.6 from Source
We need to install a compiler and gettext
sudo apt-get install build-essential gcc g++ gettext -y
Download the mono 3.6 source
Extract the mono files (this can take a few minutes)
tar -xvf mono-3.6.0.tar.bz2
Enter the mono build folder and configure it
cd mono-3.6.0/ && ./configure --prefix=/usr/local
Now we are going to build and install mono 3.6
make && sudo make install
You can check your mono version. It should read Mono 3.6.
This should fix nzbdrone freeze and hang issues