As per the question, how can I install xfce 4.12 on ubuntu 12.04 LTS (32-bit). I tried this ppa https://launchpad.net/~xubuntu-dev/+archive/xfce-4.12 But there werent any upgrade packages after updating the repository.

  • But how to upgrade to a new version? – Asa Oppenheimer Mar 3 '15 at 18:21

As per the PPA, you need to enable 4.10 PPA for 4.12

  • ppa:xubuntu-dev/xfce-4.10
  • ppa:xubuntu-dev/xfce-4.12


sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xubuntu-dev/xfce-4.10
add-apt-repository ppa:xubuntu-dev/xfce-4.12
sudo apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade # if you have already installed xfce4


sudo apt-get install xfce4

NOTE: make sure python-software-properties and software-properties-common are installed.

  • Tried above steps, it installed xfce 4.10. Still xfce 4.12 packages are not available. xfce4-about version 4.10 – gcoder Sep 11 '13 at 4:29
  • Looking at the 4.12 ppa, it appears that the latest 4.12 packages are not available there yet. That's why you didn't get it. – Terry Wang Sep 11 '13 at 4:58

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