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?


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.





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*

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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