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I added the required PPA for Cinnamon. Now when I run sudo apt-get install cinnamon, I get the unmet dependencies error.

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 cinnamon : Depends: gir1.2-muffin-3.0 but it is not going to be installed
            Depends: libcogl5 (>= 1.7.4) but it is not going to be installed
            Depends: libmuffin0 (>= 1.0.2) but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

Any suggestions?

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It's telling you right there what's wrong.. unmet dependencies –  Uri Herrera Mar 19 '12 at 19:01
    
possible duplicate of How do I install the Cinnamon Desktop? –  Uri Herrera Mar 19 '12 at 19:01
    
how do i resolve the unmet dependencies? –  gforce89 Mar 19 '12 at 19:03
    
Did you run sudo apt-get update ? If not, give it a try and then try installing cinnamon again. –  bodhi.zazen Mar 19 '12 at 19:08
    
yes... i did that... –  gforce89 Mar 19 '12 at 19:09
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For me, these commands work fine to fix the error:

sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/gnome3-team-gnome3-oneiric.list* merlwiz79-cinnamon-ppa-oneiric.list* ricotz-testing-oneiric.list*
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get purge gnome-desktop3-data
sudo apt-get install cinnamon
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@gforce89 Did this work? –  Elysium Sep 6 '13 at 12:41
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have you tried apt-get install -f?

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Very bad idea. Cinnamon needs muffin. –  Chan-Ho Suh Mar 19 '12 at 19:19
    
that doesnot work –  gforce89 Mar 19 '12 at 20:04
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