How To Install Cinnamon 2.4.8 On Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17.1, Arch Linux And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Cinnamon 2.4.8 has been released last week, bringing an up-to-date cogl API when creating textures. The urgency of this update has been classified as medium and the changes should reach the repositories of Linux Mint 17.1 soon.

So, if you are using Linux Mint 17.1, all you have to do in order to Cinnamon 2.4.8 is to perform a regular system the upgrade. Like this:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

For Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr and derivative systems, Cinnamon 2.4.8 is available via some third party PPA, so we have to add the ppa to our system, update the local repository index and install the cinnamon package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tsvetko.tsvetkov/cinnamon
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install cinnamon

Cinnamon 2.4.8 is available via the default repositories of Arch Linux, so to install it on Arch Linux and Manjaro, you have to perform a system upgrade and install the cinnamon package. Like this:

$ sudo pacman -Syu
$ sudo pacman -S cinnamon

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