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How do I install KDE in my Debian installation? I have a Debian Squeeze 6.0.7, which was installed from a DVD. I would like to install kde-full package into it.

How do I install KDE in my current installation?

My current status is:

  1. Debian Squeeze 6.0.7

  2. updated sources.list to include Wheezy main, for new kernel version 3.2

  3. updated to the Wheezy kernel

  4. 64-bit machine, with 64-bit Debian

How am I supposed to get a good working KDE desktop?

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$ sudo apt-get install kde-standard

That will install the standard KDE desktop as of Wheezy and Jessie.

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K Desktop Environment (KDE) is a free desktop environment and development platform built with Trolltech’s Qt toolkit. It runs on most Unix and Unix-like systems, such as Linux, BSD and Solaris. install KDE in my Debian installation

# apt-get install aptitude tasksel
# aptitude --without-recommends install ~t^standard$ ~t^desktop$ ~t^kde-desktop$

Or install KDE from the default repositorie

# apt-get install kde-standard
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I just solved this issue - but I had to take a few steps back

  • first, be sure your system can find the packages it needs

Edit /etc/apt/sources.list if you need to add the URL for the package repository for your flavor of Linux

  • then refresh the list in apt-get

Apt-get update

  • then check for the package you want

Apt-get search

  • if the search returns your package, go ahead and install it
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For newer Debian versions (starting from Debian jessie upto sid), you can install the task-kde-desktop package :

$ sudo apt-get install task-kde-desktop

It installs kde-standard + task-desktop (xorg + xserver-xorg packages) + the display manager packages.

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