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I have Debian 7.3 Wheezy, KDE desktop and I want to install a light-weight desktop environment, based on Qt (like KDE, so I don't need to install too many dependencies).

I've heard the buzz about Razor-qt and I've read a couple of reviews on the net. However I can't find a guide that helps me install the basic packages for razor-qt. Can someone help me install razor-qt via CLI, please?

This is my /etc/apt/sources.list file - do I have to modify it?

deb http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main contrib non-free

# wheezy-updates, previously known as 'volatile'
deb http://ftp.it.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.it.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-updates main contrib non-        free

#Nvidia drivers repos
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ wheezy main contrib non-free

#deb http://deb-multimedia.org wheezy main 
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There is a razorqt in testing/unstable. From the build dependencies, it doesn't look like it would be hard to backport. Whether it would run correctly on wheezy is harder to say; things like desktops need to be integrated into the system. See also unix.stackexchange.com/q/112157/4671. If you need more help/information, please ask. – Faheem Mitha Feb 20 '14 at 12:41
I'm not an expert Debian user, I can follow step-by-step installation guides and know some very basic CLI commands but going on to install backports is not my thing. Maybe I should wait for a stable version of razorQt though their website states: "Debian users can install it from the official repositories." – WobblyWindows Feb 20 '14 at 14:23

This is pretty trivial to backport. If you really want I can stick the binaries somewhere (assuming your arch is amd64) but you are really better off going through the steps yourself.

STEP 1: build and install libstatgrab-dev. This is a build dependency for razorqt. The required version of libstatgrab-dev is not available in stable, so backport that yourself. Fortunately that is easy.

mkdir libstatgrab
cd libstatgrab
apt-get source libstatgrab
cd libstatgrab-0.90/
debuild -uc -us
cd ..
sudo dpkg -i libstatgrab9_0.90-1_amd64.deb libstatgrab-dev_0.90-1_amd64.deb

STEP 2: build razorqt

mkdir razorqt
cd razorqt
apt-get source razorqt
cd razorqt-0.5.2/
sudo apt-get build-dep razorqt
debuild -uc -us
cd ..
sudo dpkg -i [whatever you want, it is a bunch of stuff]

I haven't tried installing these binaries, but

sudo dpkg -i --simulate *.deb

doesn't complain about the razorqt deb files. I'm unsure whether this action actually checks for dependencies; I haven't used it before.

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