If you are totally sure you have installed libfox
, then are you sure it's version 1.4 (or newer)? Ubuntu Dapper uses, if I remember this correctly, Synaptic to handle installing packets so open it up and see which version of libfox
you have installed. If it's older than 1.4 you'll need to update it first.
How did you try to install the package on your desktop? Was it like:
dpkg -i xfe-versionnumber.deb
or how? The above method should work, but if there indeed is a lack of some package (or some version of it), dpkg refuses to install it. I still think you either haven't got the needed package or you don't have new enough version of it. Having some doc-files is not a guarantee a package is installed, prefer to use Synaptic instead.
Can't you then use apt to install xfe, or isn't it in the reposities?
apt-get install xfe
If xfe is in the reposities, that's a lot easier since apt automatically should determine and
get the dependencies, saving you effort. Using dpkg
to install a locally downloaded .deb file won't download any dependencies, only tell you if they are not met.