I recently uninstalled the
python-opencv packages using apt in order to install a more recent version manually. But for some odd reason when removing
python-opencv it uninstalled
mint-meta-cinnamon. Now, I can't seem to find a way to reinstall
cinnamon without reinstalling
tdos@thinkpad:~$ sudo apt-get install cinnamon Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following extra packages will be installed: python-opencv The following NEW packages will be installed: cinnamon python-opencv 0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 92 not upgraded. Need to get 327 kB/795 kB of archives. After this operation, 3,742 kB of additional disk space will be used. Do you want to continue? [Y/n]
What the heck happened?
OpenCV is a computer vision library which seems completely unrelated to the
cinnamon desktop environment (
python-opencv package is a way to install the python bindings for the
libopencv library). I have no idea why a dependency between the two was created on my system, but I doubt there cinnamon depends on opencv.