Debian Multimedia :: Have Gnome Want To Install KDE As Well

Dec 30, 2010

I have gnome installed and want to install KDE as well to be able to run them both. As I understand from searching the web, I should be able to install KDE and at boot I will be able to choose which DE to start.

You are supposed to just run:

su [password ]
apt-get install kde

But I get dependencies errors, translated from swedish so it is not exact:

kde:
Dependencies: kde-core (>=5:47) but will not be installed
Dependencies: kdeaddons (>= 4:3.5.5) but will not be installed
Dependencies: kdenetwork (>= 4:3.5.5) but will not be installed
Dependencies: kdetoys (>= 4:3.5.5) but will not be installed

If I check kde-core the version is: 5:48. If I try to install kde-core first I get another bunch of dependencies errors... so I seem to go in circles.

I am running Lenny 5.0.7 amd64.

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Code: Select all# alexandernst at stupidbox in ~ [18:51:07]
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Code: Select all# alexandernst at stupidbox in ~ [18:51:35]
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