Originally posted by macondo
Did you check if this package is available in the version of Debian you are using? There is no information in the post as to what version you're using.
Did you perform an apt-get update/upgrade before attempting to install?
IIRC, XFCE4 is only available in Sarge (Testing) and Sid (Unstable)
You can look in:
debian.org>Packages>your version>X Window System Software
in the terminal:
apt-cache search <name of package>
apt-cache show <name of package>
IOW, if you are using Woody, you are not going to get it, unless there is a backport for it. Check apt-get.org or backports.org .
Oh, I'm sorry, I'm on unstable. Yes, I did update my system.
apt-cache search xfce4 gave me a lot of hits. Among them was the xfce4 package.
I'm really stuck...