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amineharbaoui
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Xfce4 Broken package

Post by amineharbaoui » Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:09 am

Hi,

I want to make migration from cinnamon to Xfce4 so I found tutorial on how to do that, my problem here is when I open the Synaptic Package Manager and when I select Xfce4 to install, the package appear on the broken section, Any idea why ? and how to fix that so I can install Xfce4 ?

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Re: Xfce4 Broken package

Post by catweazel » Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:29 am

amineharbaoui wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:09 am
I want to make migration from cinnamon to Xfce4 so I found tutorial on how to do that, my problem here is when I open the Synaptic Package Manager and when I select Xfce4 to install, the package appear on the broken section, Any idea why ? and how to fix that so I can install Xfce4 ?
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Re: Xfce4 Broken package

Post by Hoser Rob » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:31 am

He;s right, installing multiple DEs is one of the best ways to make your OS unreliable, and the usually recommended fix for those problems is a clean reinstall anyway.

If you want to try Xfce the best way is to dl the live CD iso and boot that from a USB stick. AN optical disc boot isn't fast enough to get a feel for the DE.

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Re: Xfce4 Broken package

Post by richyrich » Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:49 am

To answer the OP. You can use the menu item in Synaptic Package Manager called "Fix broken packages".

The correct package to install Mint Xfce is called mint-meta-xfce. It will include all required files and apps to run the Xfce desktop.

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Re: Xfce4 Broken package

Post by BrianI » Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:42 pm

richyrich wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:49 am
To answer the OP. You can use the menu item in Synaptic Package Manager called "Fix broken packages".

The correct package to install Mint Xfce is called mint-meta-xfce. It will include all required files and apps to run the Xfce desktop.
mint-meta-xfce is what I installed on my Mint 19 Mate install. No issues as yet, however once mint 19.1 comes out (or perhaps before), I may do a clean installation of Mint 19 Xfce edition, seeing as I seem to prefer that to Mate now. :D

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Re: Xfce4 Broken package

Post by LinWinux » Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:55 am

Ditto, about fixing broken packages directly from within synaptic. Just look a the options in the file menu of synaptic and you'll find the function for fixing broken packages. It's not anything I'd be concerned about ... unless your system is not behaving properly anymore.

As far as installing multiple desktops ... I've never ever during the past 5+ years experienced issues with that. The distributions are generally designed to permit a user to try something different, so there shouldn't be any issues as long as you're not doing something off the wall to the DE afterwards. My last (Mint19) install was Cinnamon as well, still didn't like it as much as the customizeability (is that a word?) that I have with XFCE, so I installed XFCE4, rebooted the computer instead of just logging out, and then selected XFCE at the login screen ... absolutely *ZERO* problems ... being a power user with lots of custom and even third party apps.
I even installed Caja right away for the music file previews and made that my default FM.

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