consulkit 0.4.3-x86_64-1 exists in the repository and shows as installed for me, so I have just re installed it and will now try the meta package for icewm.
Meta package installed, log out and back into icewm, builds menu and selects terminal and web browser and asks if I want to have wallpaper and icons - I say yes. It says restart icewm. I do, no wallpaper or icons, no log out, it is there, but grays out when I select it and no option to exit icewm. only way out is to launch a terminal and as root issue shutdown -r now..... Suggests that things aren't quite set up correctly.