Bug 240474 - x11/cinnamon: update request to latest version (4.2.4)
Summary: x11/cinnamon: update request to latest version (4.2.4)
Status: Closed Overcome By Events
Alias: None
Product: Ports & Packages
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Individual Port(s) (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
: --- Affects Many People
Assignee: freebsd-gnome (Nobody)
Keywords: needs-patch
Depends on:
Reported: 2019-09-10 14:53 UTC by Zetro Track
Modified: 2021-01-02 11:09 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

See Also:
w.schwarzenfeld: maintainer-feedback? (gnome)


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Description Zetro Track 2019-09-10 14:53:54 UTC
The latest version of cinnamon desktop available in FreeBSD in 2.4. Kindly upgrade Cinnamon Desktop to latest version.
Comment 1 Charlie Li 2019-09-10 16:15:36 UTC
I am in the middle of working on that update, but there is more work than you think. In the meantime, you can run Cinnamon 4.0 from the freebsd-ports-gnome (gnome@ development) repository.
Comment 2 Zetro Track 2019-09-10 17:11:18 UTC
Thanks for your reply. 
Can you point me to a web-resource from where I can know that how to install version 4.0 from that gnome-repo?
Comment 3 Zetro Track 2019-09-10 17:29:05 UTC
Are you sure that it is version 4.0, because it says version 2.4

or may be I am at wrong place!
Comment 4 Charlie Li 2019-09-10 17:39:02 UTC
You are looking at the master branch; there is a separate cinnamon branch. Eventually 4.2 will end up there as well, before merging.
Comment 5 Walter Schwarzenfeld freebsd_triage 2019-09-10 17:42:29 UTC
(In reply to Zetro Track from comment #3)
Comment 6 Zetro Track 2019-09-10 17:45:43 UTC
Thanks. Tomorrow I will give it a try.
Comment 7 Zetro Track 2019-09-11 11:01:11 UTC
I am trying to clone this repo by using command:
git clone https://github.com/freebsd/freebsd-ports-gnome/tree/cinnamon/x11/cinnamon
But it says "fatal: repository not found". 
Am I doing something wrong here?
Comment 8 Zetro Track 2020-12-14 10:14:05 UTC
Is there any plan to add (updated) Cinnamon Desktop to FreeBSD?
Comment 9 Charlie Li 2020-12-14 10:31:06 UTC
(In reply to Zetro Track from comment #8)
Currently dogfooding 4.8. Unfortunately, the bugs are piling up a bit:

- cinnamon-screensaver still needs (reconciliation) work with our OpenPAM (they assume/expect Linux-PAM)
- nemo{,-desktop} no longer runs, crashes on startup

I've been extremely short on time for anything major (ie other than version bumping the port Makefiles), but things should open up for the next few weeks.

Additionally, because the delta between the gnome@ devel repo and the vanilla ports tree has gotten so big, combined with my lack of commit access there, I've had to stop updating the associated pull request. My work has always pretty much lived in a separate mercurial repo (based from hg-beta)
Comment 10 Zetro Track 2020-12-14 15:38:43 UTC
Thanks for such a detailed answer :-)
Comment 11 Charlie Li 2020-12-31 10:38:29 UTC
Please refer to bug 249856 for the patch.
Comment 12 Rene Ladan freebsd_committer 2021-01-02 11:09:24 UTC
Superceded by 249856