Installing Pantheon Shell in Ubuntu 11.10

Asked by Brock Smith on 2011-12-20

Is there anyway to easily install Pantheon Shell inside ubuntu 11.10 alongside Gnome Shell 3 and Unity.
I can never get any of the downloads here to work (.deb, .bz2, etc) The terminal (or GDEBI) always tells me a component is missing so the installation fails. I really want to try Pantheon Shell and it's many apps. Especially Beatbox, slingshot, and Wingpanel. Installing the whole session would give me all of these apps in one go.

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Sergey "Shnatsel" Davidoff
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Add PPA and the PPAs from its description, then install pantheon-shell package and anything else you wish.

Brock Smith (brocked-smith) said : #2

Is the Pantheon Shell package called libpantheon . I don't see an exact entry that reads Pantheon Shell

The package is called "pantheon-shell". Quit reading stuff, just add the PPAs and run "sudo apt-get install pantheon-shell" ;)
Remember, adding the daily PPA is not enough, you'll have to add the PPAs listed in its description, too.

Brock Smith (brocked-smith) said : #4

This worked thanks :D

Brock Smith (brocked-smith) said : #5

Thanks Sergey Davidoff, that solved my question.

Gabe DC (z-gabe-b) said : #6

It won't work on my Ubuntu 11.10, it either sais no pubkey with the stable ppa and 404 not found with the unstable ppa. Any ideas?

Cody Garver (codygarver) said : #7

At this time, you can only sort of expect a working install in Ubuntu 12.04 Precise. I suggest you use some form of virtual machine software to test in since Precise is still in alpha state (as is elementary).

Once you get Precise installed:

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

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install pantheon-shell pantheon

Cody Garver (codygarver) said : #8

You may also have to install pantheon-shell, I haven't checked in a while.

Cody Garver (codygarver) said : #9

As well as:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ricotz/docky

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install plank