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Re: apt-get -- doesn't install dependancies?

So... My strategy was quite simple: I just figured I'd tell apt-get to install a random KDE4 application (I chose lilypond for this), and it will install all the rest of the desktop
software as "dependencies". Well, it did install a lot of KDE4 files as dependencies of lilypond, but DIDN'T install any KDE binaries, nor KDM, nor even Xorg itself.
Typing `apt-get -f install` returned the encouraging message, that there was nothing to fix in my install...

Therefore my question: are these not KDE's dependencies any more? Or is my idea of "dependencies" too far from reality? Or have I missed some very important steps to make apt-get
think the right way?

The "dependency" is dependency of a package.
You do not have to have Xorg server on the same PC as an application.

You probably want

 apt-get install kdebase xorg

Or may be "kde-full" and another metapackage.

Usage of apt is the same as on Debian/Linux.


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