How to install Cinnamon to LMDE?

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How to install Cinnamon to LMDE?

Postby cybeet » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:08 pm

I just installed LMDE, (Gnome, because LMDE with XFCE didn't work) and tried to install Cinnamon, because I prefer it to Gnome 2/3. When I typed "sudo apt-get install cinnamon-session", it didn't work, and there's what it said:

(NOTE: I am using finnish translations, so here's only translated version (translations by me) of important parts of what it said.)

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...Some packages couldn't be installed...
...if used an unstable distribution...
...some required packages aren't created or moved from Incoming-folder...
...depenences: cinnamon but isn't installable...

So here was important parts of error message. If anyone needs full message, I can change my system language to english for a while. :)

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Re: How to install Cinnamon to LMDE?

Postby viking777 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:21 pm

It is nothing to do with your Finnish translations cybeet, I can't do it either and I can only speak English :) That may mean that it can't be done at all, or it may mean that it is too difficult for me, I don't know which?

LMDE in all its forms seems to be stuck in a rut at the moment, as an example, it should have had gnome-shell 3.2 weeks ago, but it is still stuck with the drastically inferior 3.0. I have no idea why, but it has led me to use a more up to date distro for most of the time recently. Dual boot with Mint 12 for example and Cinnamon is available to you instantly.
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Re: How to install Cinnamon to LMDE?

Postby GeneC » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:30 pm

Hi guys

Its not been possible so far. A few of us have been trying.

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