Building MonoDevelop on LMDE
I had a fair bit of trouble installing MonoDevelop on my LMDE machine the first time around. As I write this, the current version is 3.0.5 (commit 5542f6c0aa)
Warning: This goes against Mono best practices; if you want do be safe with your system, you should do this in a parallel mono environment. By building on top of your main environment, you risk breaking Mono on your machine. If you want to know more about setting up a parallel environment, read this.
Install some prereqs
sudo apt-get install git autoconf automake mono-devel mono-gmcs libmono-addins-cil-dev libmono-addins-gui-cil-dev libmono-addins-gui0.2-cil libmono-addins-msbuild-cil-dev libmono-addins-msbuild0.2-cil libmono-addins0.2-cil mono-addins-utils libglade2-dev gtk-sharp2 gnome-sharp2
Get the source
git clone git://github.com/mono/monodevelop.git git submodule init git submodule update
Configure the build - I built main, MonoDevelop.Database and MonoDevelop.Debugger.Gdb; that is, options 1, 4, and 5. Other packages may have prerequisites not outlined here.
Build the code
Install the built binaries
sudo make install