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Debian 10 Buster Cinnamon Desktop Update

Postby newb2debian » 2019-08-08 00:34

I recently installed Debian 10 Buster with only the Cinnamon desktop. When using Debian, Cinnamon has been crashing for whatever reason and I don't know why. Is there a way to update the Cinnamon desktop to the newest version? If there is, could anyone explain how? If by command line, what's the command? Thanks.
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Re: Debian 10 Buster Cinnamon Desktop Update

Postby ruwolf » 2019-08-08 04:03

How do you know, that it is Cinnamon error?
Look at logs for source of error, e.g. in /var/log/Xorg.0.log
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Re: Debian 10 Buster Cinnamon Desktop Update

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-08-08 07:25

newb2debian wrote:If by command line, what's the command?

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# apt install systemd-coredump

[wait for crash]

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coredumpctl

See the man page for more.
Don't break DebianHow to report bugs

SharpBang GNU/Linux — a pre-configured Openbox/Tint2 desktop running on Debian stable
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Re: Debian 10 Buster Cinnamon Desktop Update

Postby newb2debian » 2019-08-08 19:15

Although I appreciate your responses for troubleshooting, my question was, and still is, "Is there a way to update the Cinnamon desktop to the newest version? If there is, could anyone explain how? If by command line, what's the command?" Thanks.
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Re: Debian 10 Buster Cinnamon Desktop Update

Postby ruwolf » 2019-08-08 20:57

newb2debian wrote:Is there a way to update the Cinnamon desktop to the newest version? If there is, could anyone explain how? If by command line, what's the command?
Yes and no.
You can install any libre software to your Debian, but not in standard way in stable distribution.
There is Debian policy which requires, that every package should be tested in unstable and testing releases: wiki.debian.org: Debian Releases
In other words, Debian is made more for stability and security 8) than for cutting edge versions of software.
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Re: Debian 10 Buster Cinnamon Desktop Update

Postby stevepusser » 2019-08-09 01:59

There's no current backport of the Cinnamon desktop for Buster, but I think it's only about 20 source packages or so that you need to put into a repo like at the openSUSE Build Service for them to build and host--then you only need a couple of lines to add the repo and it's key.

The sources for the Cinnamon packages at Github have a debian folder that can be used for package builds, assuming you want something newer than upstream Debian may have. https://repology.org/project/cinnamon/versions

(I did do the 4.0.9 on a Stretch base for MX Linux you see in that link, so I'm not just blowing smoke.)
The MX Linux repositories: Backports galore! If we don't have something, just ask and we'll try--we like challenges. New packages: Chromium 78.0.3904.87, Hedgewars 1.0.0, PulseEffects 4.6.8, Telegram-desktop 1.8.15, Pale Moon 28.7.2, KeepassXC 2.5.0
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Re: Debian 10 Buster Cinnamon Desktop Update

Postby stevepusser » 2019-08-16 23:54

I finished the XFCE 4.14 backport for Buster and Stretch on the OBS: https://forum.mxlinux.org/viewtopic.php ... 3&start=20

Based on a problem I just fixed for our featherpad 0.11.1 build, I think I can also fix that orage update problem tomorrow so it goes smoothly.

I have the source files now for Cinnamon 4.2.X from the Mint repos, so I can start a repo for that now. There's one package that needs an extra tweak to build on the OBS, I think it's cjs, but I'm also pretty sure I can remember that tweak.
The MX Linux repositories: Backports galore! If we don't have something, just ask and we'll try--we like challenges. New packages: Chromium 78.0.3904.87, Hedgewars 1.0.0, PulseEffects 4.6.8, Telegram-desktop 1.8.15, Pale Moon 28.7.2, KeepassXC 2.5.0
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Re: Debian 10 Buster Cinnamon Desktop Update

Postby stevepusser » 2019-08-19 01:05

I've finished the base of Cinnamon 4.2.3 for Stretch, Buster, Bullseye, and Sid:

https://build.opensuse.org/project/show ... nnamon-4.2

I've still got about twenty more packages to add, but they are either addons for Nemo like nemo-fileroller and nemo-dropbox, and IDK if Debian even packages those, or they are X-Apps like Pix, Xreader, or Xviewer.
The MX Linux repositories: Backports galore! If we don't have something, just ask and we'll try--we like challenges. New packages: Chromium 78.0.3904.87, Hedgewars 1.0.0, PulseEffects 4.6.8, Telegram-desktop 1.8.15, Pale Moon 28.7.2, KeepassXC 2.5.0
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Re: Debian 10 Buster Cinnamon Desktop Update

Postby stevepusser » 2019-10-25 23:38

Cinnamon 4.2.4 in the repo now, currently for Buster only, now sourced from upstream Debian. The Buster build works really well on my laptop. :D

I'll get the Stretch builds finished tomorrow.
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