Is it possible to install Cinnamon on Debian unstable?
My actions. I downloaded the source, then ran
./configure in the folder. I got that:
configure: error: Your intltool is too old. You need intltool 0.40 or later.
There were 2 packages,
intltool (version 0.50.2) and
intltool-debian (version 0.35.0), so i installed the first one. Then it complained that the following packages were not installed or were older than required.
dbus-glib-1 folks libmuffin gjs-internals-1.0 libgnome-menu-3.0 gconf-2.0 clutter-x11-1.0 libstartup-notification-1.0 gobject-introspection-1.0 libcanberra telepathy-glib telepathy-logger-0.2 polkit-agent-1 libnm-glib libnm-util gnome-keyring-1
Unfortunately i could not satisfy the versions and dependencies. Linux Mint claims that "Users can ... switch their sources to follow Testing, or even Unstable, directly to get more frequent updates", so i decided there should not be compatibility problems and just added
deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import to my
After that i installed Cinnamon from Linux Mint repositories and when i logged in, there was MATE (i think), not Cinnamon, loaded, with almost unreadable fonts and some other glitches. I decided it is easier to just install LMDE with proper apt repository priorities, than to install Cinnamon on Debian unstable.
So i ultimately failed at my task, but marked one of the answers as correct.