Pantheon Desktop on Debian

Pantheon Desktop for Debian are packages taken from elementary, adjusted and recompiled for usage on Debian Stretch.

Pantheon Desktop packages cannot be tested as extensively as Debian Stretch, and this packages are provided on an as-is basis, with risk of incompatibilities with other components in Debian. Use with care!

The Pantheon Desktop was based under current Elementary loki branch. The repository located at contains:

  • a branch for stretch: stretch-loki with the following architectures:

    • amd64

    • i386

Add Pantheon Desktop to your sources.list

  1. First you must get pantheon-debian gpg repository key:

    wget -O- | apt-key add -

  2. For Stretch add “stretch-loki” repository:

    echo "deb stretch-loki main contrib" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pantheon-debian.list

  3. Run:

    apt-get update

Install pantheon desktop

To install pantheon desktop launch:

apt-get install pantheon

or to install only pantheon desktop without greeter:

apt-get install pantheon-shell

Third-party packages

The repository provides some usefull third-party packages:

  • elementary-tweaks: elementary tweaks is a system settings panel for elementary OS Loki that lets you easily and safely customise your desktop’s appearance
  • indicator-application: an indicator to take menus from applications and place them in the panel.
  • indicator-systemtray-unity: an indicator which shows the system tray in the panel.
  • indicator-multiload: a port of the gnome multiload panel applet to indicator.