KDE & XFCE4 happy together on debian etch?

Andrew Robinson andrew.rw.robinson at gmail.com
Sun Aug 20 00:38:09 CEST 2006

Sorry for the missing info.

Debian etch/testing
output of "apt-get install kdelibs-dev":

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Note, selecting kdelibs4-dev instead of kdelibs-dev
The following extra packages will be installed:
  kdelibs4-dev libfam-dev libfam0
Recommended packages:
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  gamin libgamin0 libthunar-vfs-1-2 thunar xfce4 xfdesktop4
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  kdelibs4-dev libfam-dev libfam0
0 upgraded, 3 newly installed, 6 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B/1446kB of archives.
After unpacking 778kB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? n

And yes, my apt is updated. It seems to be a dependency conflict
between kde 3.5 and xfce 4.4 beta (

Also this is the amd64 distro.

On 8/19/06, Gerald Barre <g.barre at free.fr> wrote:
> Le Fri, 18 Aug 2006 16:53:15 -0600
> "Andrew Robinson" <andrew.rw.robinson at gmail.com> s'exprimait:
> Hi Andrew,
> > Hopefully there is a debian user here who can help me. I am trying to
> > install a product from source that requires KDE headers in the
> > configure routine.  So I went to install "kdelibs" and "kdelibs4-dev".
> > Both want me to remove XFCE as part of the apt install.
> >
> > I am knew to debian (slackware user). Any course recommended?
> Which Xfce packets did you install ?
> Those from Debian ?
> Did you apt-get update before trying to install ?
> I installed Xfce from http://xfce.corsac.net/ repository and have
> no problem if I try to install kdelibs :
>  # apt-get install kdelibs
> Lecture des listes de paquets... Fait
> Construction de l'arbre des dépendances... Fait
> Les paquets supplémentaires suivants seront installés:
>   kdelibs-data kdelibs4c2a
> Paquets suggérés:
>   fam
> Les NOUVEAUX paquets suivants seront installés:
>   kdelibs kdelibs-data kdelibs4c2a
> 0 mis à jour, 3 nouvellement installés, 0 à enlever et 8 non mis à jour.
> Il est nécessaire de prendre 18,3Mo dans les archives.
> Après dépaquetage, 56,9Mo d'espace disque supplémentaires seront utilisés.
> Souhaitez-vous continuer [O/n]? n
> kdelibs-data kdelibs4c2a will be installed too, 0 to remove
>                                                 ^^^^^^^^^^^
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