Has anyone attempted to install Cinnamon onto slackware?
I'm a long time user of fluxbox but recently found out about cinnamon on a lubuntu laptop I use. I really like it and find that's it's one of the better desktop environments around.
Yes, first you have to carefully install gnome 3.6 and the install cinnamon.
I will give you a light:
Before installing gnome, make sure you have these installed on your machine (following the order of the packages as I posted, should save you from stress and headaches :hattip:):
also remember, depending on your installation you will need to resolve more or less dependencies.
Done this step, go to GNOME repository and grab the files you will need.
These are the core packages for the gnome desktop you will need a lot of them but not all.
Here are the gnome applications you will also need some of them to satisfy some of the gnome's dependencies.
follow this order and you should be safe:
then you will nedd
Before going on, here are the main dependencies of cinnamon:
cinnamon-control-center (optional) - extended configurations for Cinnamon
cinnamon-screensaver (optional) - lock screen
gucharmap (optional) - show character table from Keyboard applet
libgnomekbd (optional) - show keyboard layout from Keyboard applet
nemo (optional) - the official Cinnamon file manager (forked from Nautilus)
If everything goes right, now you have gnome desktop installed and a Cinnamon ready environment.
then you get the cinnamon package from git:
go to Cinnamon directory
If not, there ya go! run make and make install
I hope it helps
Thanks blackv1rus. Once I find sometime I'll give it a try. I'm going to definitely document this process and if successful I'll post it somewhere.
Some slackware packages regarding gnome libs and gnome stuff are pretty outdated for Cinnamon, be prepared to go after them also.
You can also grab the packages from www.droplinegnome.org/files/3.6 as most of them are there.
Those are for gnome 3.6.
can someone see if this "build" works normally with the 2.0 recent launch?
If one is really interested in how to build a working version of Cinnamon, then you should install it in Gentoo and use that as a template to replicate the build in Slackware. You may have to upgrade some packages and rebuild some others, but it is certainly do-able.
has anybody gave the new Cinnamon 2 a go?
Just an FYI, Cinnamon 2.0 no longer requires GNOME 3, except Bluetooth module. See details below:
Just for giggle and grins I tried to see if cinnamon 2 would install. I cloned the git repository and ran sh autogen.sh and received the following errors:
configure: error: Package requirements (gstreamer-0.10 gstreamer-base-0.10 x11 clutter-1.0 xfixes) were not met:
No package 'clutter-1.0' found
I assume that I only need clutter-1.0? Any idea where I can get that? Is it included in a full slackware install?
Update: I found a package from slacky for clutter and then found three more package dependencies"
No package 'libmuffin' found
No package 'cjs-internals-1.0' found
No package 'libgnome-menu-3.0' found
I'll try to track down the dependencies as I can and post updates here.
I'm trying too and I upload the files in my dropbox space...:
Obs.: You will need cinnamon-desktop and can download it from github repository of linux mint project.
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