This post assumes that you have already installed Fedora 17 and that all software packages are current, i.e. yum update has been run.
As root, create a new text file called fedora-cinnamon in the /etc/yum.repos.d subdirectory containing the following lines:
[fedora-cinnamon] name=Cinnamon user interface baseurl=http://repos.fedorapeople.org/repos/leigh123linux/cinnamon/fedora-$releasever/$basearch/ enabled=1 skip_if_unavailable=1 gpgcheck=0 [fedora-cinnamon-source] name=Cinnamon user interface - Source baseurl=http://repos.fedorapeople.org/repos/leigh123linux/cinnamon/fedora-$releasever/SRPMS enabled=0 skip_if_unavailable=1 gpgcheck=0
You can check that the fedora-cinnamon repo is available to yum as follows:
# yum repolist Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit repo id repo name status fedora Fedora 17 - x86_64 26,893 fedora-cinnamon Cinnamon provides core user interface functions for the 1 infinality Infinality 36 infinality-noarch Infinality - noarch 3 updates Fedora 17 - x86_64 - Updates 0 updates-testing Fedora 17 - x86_64 - Test Updates 8,394 repolist: 35,327 #
You can then install Cinnamon:
# yum install cinnamon
As of the date of this blog, the installed package version was cinnamon-1.4.0-3.fc17.
After the Cinnamon package is successfully installed, you just need to logout and select Cinnamon in the GDM (the login screen) when logging back in.