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Installing latest point release of cinnamon on mint 13

Postby Philderbeast on Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:19 am

I am trying to get my install to update to the latest point release of cinnamon however im having a few issues getting it to install

I have added the romeo repository and that has worked finr to get me to 1.6.4 however it not letting me install 1.6.6

I have tryed adding the ppa that has 1.6.7 for ubuntu but that is not selected as the latest version by apt to update to.

help?
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Re: Installing latest point release of cinnamon on mint 13

Postby zerozero on Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:41 am

you need to edit /etc/apt/preferences and add a rule about ppa's
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gksu gedit /etc/apt/preferences

add the following (save, update and the latest cinnamon should be offered as an upgrade)
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Package: *
Pin: origin ppa.launchpad.net
Pin-Priority: 700
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Re: Installing latest point release of cinnamon on mint 13

Postby Hawkeye_52 on Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:24 am

zerozero wrote:you need to edit /etc/apt/preferences and add a rule about ppa's
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gksu gedit /etc/apt/preferences

add the following (save, update and the latest cinnamon should be offered as an upgrade)
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Package: *
Pin: origin ppa.launchpad.net
Pin-Priority: 700

I am also very interested in getting the most current Cinnamon into Linux Mint 13 (LTS). I have two questions regarding your solution, which I really appreciate you having shared, are:

1> In mixing both LM versions with an ubuntu ppa, how dangerous is this regarding unresolvable package conflicts during updates?
2> Clem has stated that eventually all (or most) of the new Cinnamon features from LM 14 will be backported to LM 13. Once these backports start, would it be advisable to return 'etc/apt/preferences' to its original form?

Thanks for helping clarify this for my confused and cluttered mind :shock: :lol: ...

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Re: Installing latest point release of cinnamon on mint 13

Postby zerozero on Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:22 pm

hi
1- there shouldn't be any kind of conflicts because a) we are giving the ppa the same weight as the mint repos so the replaces should be smooth and b) the ppa has all the packages needed https://launchpad.net/~gwendal-lebihan- ... mon-stable (furthermore glebihan the maintainer is no outsider, is a mint dev)

2- most probably the ppa will always be (while it's possible to backport the latest cinnamon into mint13) ahead of the "official" version in the repo (the QA to add a package to a ppa or to a distro repo are different) and Clem is usually more conservative.
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Re: Installing latest point release of cinnamon on mint 13

Postby EmpireITtech on Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:06 am

Can you update your Cinnamon to 1.6 even if you stay on Mint Maya 13?
Also, where can you see what version of Cinnamon I'm using?
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Re: Installing latest point release of cinnamon on mint 13

Postby zerozero on Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:54 pm

EmpireITtech wrote:Can you update your Cinnamon to 1.6 even if you stay on Mint Maya 13?

yes, either follow the instructions in this topic or wait for the backport to show up in mintupdate.
EmpireITtech wrote:Also, where can you see what version of Cinnamon I'm using?

open a terminal and
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cinnamon --version
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Re: Installing latest point release of cinnamon on mint 13

Postby EmpireITtech on Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:06 pm

Ah thanks man, I have already gone ahead and upgraded to Nadia and am using Cinnamon 1.6.7, but thanks away for the help =]
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