I'm looking for a desktop environment without Python dependency unlike Unity and GNOME. Because I don't want to get in to any trouble like this link.

  • You should read this ;) – A.B. Sep 26 '15 at 19:55

There are couple of minimalist desktops that don't depend on python.

One is blackbox. If you run apt-cache show blackbox | grep -i pyth, you can see there's nowhere for python to be listed.

Another is openbox. If you run the same command you can see this:

apt-cache show openbox | grep -i pyth                     
Recommends: obconf, python-xdg
Suggests: menu, fonts-dejavu, python, libxml2-dev, tint2, openbox-menu, openbox-gnome-session (= 3.5.2-6), openbox-kde-session (= 3.5.2-6)

Python there is recommended but not required.

Same with xubuntu-desktop. apt-cache show xubuntu-desktop | grep -i pyth shows nothing. Also, razorqt-desktop.

You can install any of those desktops with sudo apt install or sudo apt install and add desktop name. Use apt-cache search <name> to ind the desired desktop in the available repositories

  • What about Lubuntu(LXDE) and its lubuntu software center do they have any dependency of Python? – Bala Krishnan Sep 27 '15 at 6:00
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    Yes it does have dependency on one python package – Sergiy Kolodyazhnyy Sep 27 '15 at 6:14
  • Good one, upvoted. – A.B. Sep 27 '15 at 7:23

If you read my (IMHO best) answer to that, you will see that the user did NOT learn Linux, and thought that sudo apt-get remove python 3.5.0 would affect Python version 3.5.0. It does not. It removed python, and his system stopped working.

Don't be that user! Make heavy use of the man command, don't run sudo anything until you fully understand what it does.

There is NO piece of software that is safe from an uninformed user using sudo.

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