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I was trying to install Cinnamon from Source code in a CentOS v.6.4.

Unfortunately, I was stumbling upon dependencies that were becoming weird each and every time. Some of them, I tried to build, but didn't work. They needed things like GTK+ of certain version that wasn't available for CentOS.

Do you know if there is anyway to install Cinnamon in CentOS?

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CentOS (which is derived from RHEL) are still on Gnome 2. Since Cinnamon is based on Gnome 3, I would think that you would have an uphill battle getting it to work on CentOS. If you are looking to have Cinnamon work on a RPM based distro, then you should consider Fedora, OpenSuse or Mageia.

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Cinnamon 2.0 is now available in CentOS 7. You can install it from the epel repository. You can also install the latest Cinnamon 2.8 from epel-testing:

yum install --enablerepo=epel-testing cinnamon*
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You can always use an RPM search engine to find a cinnamon RPM and install that way. Just download the RPM and install using

rpm -ivh cinnamon-1.4-1.src.rpm
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