Before you install Xfe, make sure to read the documentation page first.
If you need to install the FOX toolkit, the sources can be downloaded from here.Xfe is hosted by
If you have a patch, a bug report or a feature request to submit, please refer to the xfe project page at SourceForge, or .
Creating an rpm package
You first need the correct fox-1.6.x and fox-devel-1.6.x packages to be installed. To create an RPM package from the Xfe sources, simply type:
rpmbuild -ta xfe-1.43.1.tar.gz
The created RPM package xfe-1.43-1.i686.rpm is usually located in /usr/src/rpm/RPM/i686,
but this may vary depending on your distribution and/or your customizations.
To install the created RPM package xfe-1.43-1.i686.rpm, enter the following command
rpm -Uvh xfe-1.43.1-1.i686.rpm
Creating a Debian / Ubuntu package
You first need the correct libfox1.6 and libfox1.6-dev packages to be installed.
First recopy the source package:
cp xfe-1.43.1.tar.gz xfe_1.43.1.orig.tar.gz
Then extract the sources and enter the source directory:
tar zxvf xfe-1.43.1.tar.gz
Then, build the Debian package (no need to sign the package, thus the -uc -us options):
fakeroot dpkg-buildpackage -uc -us
And finally, install the created package (as root):
dpkg -i xfe_1.43.1-1_amd64.deb