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Cinnamon for Debian Testing (Wheezy)

Postby ulsigem » 2012-05-17 07:50

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As of today, Thursday, August 16, 2012, I have updated the .deb files for Cinnamon and Muffin for amd64 and i386. Can't have one without the other.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/cinnamondebian/files/

Cinnamon is now 1.5.2
Muffin is now 1.0.6

These new packages break the old packages. Please make sure to remove Cinnamon 1.4.0 and Muffin 1.0.3 prior to installing these new versions. If not Gdebi will complain about the break and will not let you install. There are various methods of installing but I prefer a combo of gdebi, command-line ap-get, synaptic.


A new feature included in this version is Cinnamon 2D. In my testing it ran well with no major hiccups. I also noticed that the battery notification updates accordingly on my laptop (this was an issue I experienced in 1.4 version of Cinnamon).


Many thanks to Clement Lefebvre and any other person working on Cinnamon and Linux Mint. Clement Lefebvre's source for Cinnamon is available through git at:
https://github.com/linuxmint/Cinnamon
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Old Post: 05/17/2012


I've recently built from source the Cinnamon Desktop environment for anyone willing to try. I followed this guide: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=190&t=90277 to build from source.

Disclaimer: I cannot and will not guarantee that these packages will work on your system and may even break it.

My reasons for compiling these packages were simple:
1. I wanted to try Cinnamon on a pure Debian system. I have nothing against LMDE, I just wanted to try it on my Debian Testing system.
2. The packages provided by http://packages.linuxmint.com/debian would not install. I am running Testing and recently as of 05-16-2012 a required dependency, namely libcogl5, is no longer in the repos.
Packages from the ubuntu ppa https://launchpad.net/~gwendal-lebihan- ... mon-stable were also incompatible at the moment because Gnome in Testing is not as up-to-date as Sid.
3. I wanted to compile something from source as a learning experience.

I have uploaded the debs to sourceforge:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/cinnamondebian/files/
for anyone wanting and willing to try.
There are builds for amd64 and i386. Please download all debs(except maybe for libmuffin-dev) and install accordingly.

In my experience, I used Gdebi and installed in the following order to avoid dependecy issues:

1.muffin should be installed prior to cinnamon.
2.muffin-common
3.libmuffin0
4.gir1.2-muffin
5.muffin
6.libmuffin-dev (optional)
7.cinnamon (system may ask to install caribou)

Requirements to run Cinnamon:
*Same as those required to run Gnome 3. If I'm not mistaken Gnome 3 must also be installed.

For more information on the Cinnamon (Desktop)/(Shell) Environment:
http://cinnamon.linuxmint.com/
Last edited by ulsigem on 2012-08-17 01:59, edited 4 times in total.
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Re: Cinnamon for Debian Testing

Postby pchel48 » 2012-05-19 14:17

So great, I was googling for "cinnamon debian" because of being lazy to build it myself and found your fresh post, big thank you! :D Will install it now.
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Re: Cinnamon for Debian Testing

Postby ct1972 » 2012-06-12 08:18

Thanks for building these packages, like the previous poster, I didn't have the time to build from source.

They work beautifully on my Wheezy laptop, with one minor thing, the cinnamon settings doesn't work at all.

I took the liberty to post the link of this page to the Debian ITP for cinnamon [1]. I think it would be really great if you would submit your packages to the official archive, even for someone else to maintain them thereafter?

Regards,

CT.

[1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=657395
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Re: Cinnamon for Debian Testing

Postby ct1972 » 2012-06-16 12:46

Just one note, cinnamon-settings would not work for me, until I did this:

gconftool-2 -s -t string /apps/metacity/general/titlebar_font 'Sans Bold 10'

CT.
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Re: Cinnamon for Debian Testing

Postby ct1972 » 2012-06-16 13:14

By the way: ulsigem, it would be absolutely great if you could put the "debian" directory you used to build the packages on the sourceforge site if either you aren't planning the keep the packages maintained, or upload them to the main archive.

Many thanks for your work, now I have the settings working, I am as pleased as punch!

CT.
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Re: Cinnamon for Debian Testing

Postby milomak » 2012-06-16 16:23

ct1972 wrote:Just one note, cinnamon-settings would not work for me, until I did this:

gconftool-2 -s -t string /apps/metacity/general/titlebar_font 'Sans Bold 10'

CT.


running sid. but t his has not helped me.

guess i will just compile.

edit - more for info rather than complaining.
Laptop (64-bit) - Debian Sid and Win8
Desktop (64-bit) - Debian Sid, ArchLinux, Win8 and Fedora 19
MythTV BE/FE - Debian Stable
MythTV FE - Debian Sid
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Re: Cinnamon for Debian Testing

Postby ct1972 » 2012-06-17 07:48

Did you run the command as root?

I should have specified it needs to be run as the user you are using.

CT.
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Re: Cinnamon for Debian Testing

Postby milomak » 2012-06-18 19:16

that would be it.

any idea why the background would be black in apps?

Link - http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/4241/debianblack.jpg
Laptop (64-bit) - Debian Sid and Win8
Desktop (64-bit) - Debian Sid, ArchLinux, Win8 and Fedora 19
MythTV BE/FE - Debian Stable
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Re: Cinnamon for Debian Testing

Postby croquagei » 2012-08-11 16:34

Hi. I tried your method but got stuck with dependencies.

Gdebi installed everything except for the cinnamon deb. It needs libcamel-1.2-29

Suggestions?
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Re: Cinnamon for Debian Testing (Wheezy)

Postby ulsigem » 2012-08-17 02:02

New debs are available for those willing to try.
Cinnamon 1.5.2
Muffin 1.0.6
Cinnamon 2D is a new feature.
Updated original post.
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Re: Cinnamon for Debian Testing (Wheezy)

Postby hhh » 2012-08-17 06:19

It's installed and running fine for me doing the following...

Download the DEBs to a folder (I left out the libmuffin-dev). cd to that folder and, as root...
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dpkg -i *.deb

Errors were encountered, I ran...
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apt-get -f install

Dependencies were installed, no errors, I logged out and back into Cinnamon. cinnamon-settings complained of "no module named gconf", so I installed python-gconf as per a thread at the Mint forums. All is running nicely now...

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Many thanks for the debs! Cheers.
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Re: Cinnamon for Debian Testing (Wheezy)

Postby zixenod » 2012-12-06 02:04

hhh wrote:It's installed and running fine for me doing the following...

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how this font is called?
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