cde - Common Desktop Environment

Property Value
Distribution FreeBSD 12
Repository FreeBSD Ports Quarterly i386
Package filename cde-2.3.1.txz
Package name cde
Package version 2.3.1
Package release -
Package architecture i386
Package type txz
Category x11
License LGPL21
Download size 33.53 MB
Installed size 78.62 MB
CDE - The Common Desktop Environment is X Windows desktop environment
that was commonly used on commercial UNIX variants such as Sun Solaris,
HP-UX and IBM AIX. Developed between 1993 and 1999, it has now been
released under an Open Source licence by The Open Group.
This is ancient software that is ported for curiosity purposes.  It is
unlikely to be useful in everyday use, and should not be used in untrusted
environments as there are highly likely to be unresolved security issues.
CDE unfortunately requires a symbolic link as it uses the build system imake,
as with X11R6.  This is actually done by the dtspc rc script (and removed
It is also necessary to enable the Subprocess Control Service (and dtcms for
the calendar to work).
# sysrc rpcbind_enable=yes
# sysrc dtspc_enable=yes
# sysrc dtcms_enable=yes
# service rpcbind start && service dtspc start && service dtcms start
To start the Common Desktop Environment,
% ln -s /usr/local/dt/bin/Xsession ~/.Xsession
% env LANG=C startx


Package Version Architecture Repository
cde-2.3.1_1.txz 2.3.1 i386 FreeBSD Ports Latest
cde-2.3.1_1.txz 2.3.1 amd64 FreeBSD Ports Latest
cde-2.3.1.txz 2.3.1 amd64 FreeBSD Ports Quarterly
cde - - -


Name Value
fontconfig = 2.12.6,1
freetype2 = 2.10.1
jpeg-turbo = 2.0.3
libICE = 1.0.10,1 - -
libSM = 1.2.3,1 - -
libX11 = 1.6.9,1 -
libXScrnSaver = 1.2.3_2
libXau = 1.0.9 -
libXdmcp = 1.1.3 -
libXext = 1.3.4,1 -
libXinerama = 1.1.4_2,1 - -
libXmu = 1.1.3,1 -
libXpm = 3.5.12_2 -
libXt = 1.2.0,1 -
libiconv = 1.14_11 - - -
open-motif = 2.3.8_1
perl5 = 5.30.1
tcl86 = 8.6.10
xrdb = 1.2.0
xset = 1.2.4_3


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Type URL
Binary Package cde-2.3.1.txz
Source Package x11/cde

Install Howto

Install cde txz package:

# pkg install cde

See Also

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