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

Thanks!! Really didn't thing about this flexibility in X.
And I didn't choose kde-full for a reason: it downloads and installs too much stuff, as noticed during my first, unsuccessful installation.

OK, I got it. thanks.

From: Petr Salinger <Petr.Salinger@seznam.cz>
To: Kostya Berger <bergerkos@yahoo.co.uk>
Cc: "debian-bsd@lists.debian.org" <debian-bsd@lists.debian.org>
Sent: Tuesday, 15 February 2011, 11:47
Subject: 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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