From: Petr Salinger <Petr.Salinger@seznam.cz>
To: Kostya Berger <firstname.lastname@example.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
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.