XFCE >= 4.2 on Debian Sarge?

Mişu Moldovan dumol at gnome.ro
Mon Nov 21 10:17:25 CET 2005

Niki Kovacs wrote:
> Hi,
> I've been using Slackware for quite a few years, but I'm in the course of
> migrating to Debian Sarge.
> Is it possible to install the latest XFCE on Sarge? I took a peek at the install
> instructions on os-cillation.de (I like their goodies, especially the Terminal),
> but they only seem to work for unstable or testing.
> Anybody on this list using a recent XFCE version on Sarge?
> Thanks,
> Niki Kovacs

I used to have two Sarge installations with Xfce 4.2.2. I've changed
jobs recently and only still use the one at home now. At work I had
installed Xfce 4.2.2 (which was the latest at the moment) using the
wonderful installit, see http://installit.xfce.org for details. The only
issue I had was that the newly installed Xfce from /usr/local was not an
option in the Gdm setup that I was using. Didn't bother to look into it
as I was rarely logging out anyway and the minimal login + startxfce4
combination worked good enough for me.

At home on an old p3 at 600mhz I've used the 4.2.2 binaries from
http://the.earth.li/~huggie/xfce4/ (they are not available any more).
They work just fine in sarge, although they were built for sid. I have
also used the http://www.os-works.com/debian/ repository which also
worked just fine in sarge (not sure if this is still the case).

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