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is it safe to install elementary OS DE Pantheon on Ubuntu 15.04 without doing any damage to the system? if so how?

marked as duplicate by RolandiXor Sep 22 '15 at 18:20

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Add repository

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:elementary-os/daily

Update and install

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install elementary-desktop

Thats it, now log out and on the login page, the Pantheon desktop should be visible in the list of desktop environments.

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    This answer is now obsolete, as the ppa no longer provides packages for 15.04 – RolandiXor Sep 20 '15 at 6:15
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Okay, for this answer, I'll follow the advice of Guss who managed to successfully install pantheon on Ubuntu 15.04.

  • First of all, rebuild ubuntu-extras-keyring locally following these commands:
mkdir ubuntu-keyring && cd ubuntu-keyring
sudo apt-get install -y debhelper
wget http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/u/ubuntu-extras-keyring/ubuntu-extras-keyring_2010.09.27.{tar.gz,dsc}
tar -xf *.tar.gz
cd ubuntu-extras-keyring-2010.09.17
debuild -i -us -uc -b
sudo dpkg -i ../ubuntu-extras-keyring_2010.09.27_all.deb
  • Guss then goes on to mention: "After that, elementary-desktop will install, but will error out at the end because it depends on systemd-shim which is no longer needed nor wanted with 15.04 having a full SystemD implementation. " --------- Once you get this error, do the following:
sudo dpkg --force-depends -r indicator-datetime
sudo apt-get purge unity-control-center unity-control-center-signon

Pantheon should now be installed on your system.

  • I am tempted to try what you've mentioned here, except it doesn't make straight sense. elementary-desktop will install from where? And where is the advice that Guss mentioned? (You just linked to his profile). And that last pair of commands... why would I want to run those? – RolandiXor Sep 22 '15 at 18:17
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    I found his answer and only now realized that this question should be marked as a duplicate. I did not find the other question before. – RolandiXor Sep 22 '15 at 18:20
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    ‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮?huH – RolandiXor Sep 23 '15 at 3:16

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