How do I use Kubuntu restricted extras?

claydoh at claydoh at
Tue Feb 22 02:22:58 UTC 2011

> Using Kubuntu 10.04 LTS.
> I recently went to
> and downloaded the file
> /usr/share/app-install/desktop/kubuntu-restricted-extras.desktop
> It isn't in the repositories or /etc/apt/menu.list
> and there is no man page.
> Do I use apt-get?
> How do I use this?

Kubuntu-restricted-extras is a so-called meta-package, which basically
causes a set of other pre-defined packages to be installed.
The packages listed on this page are what is also installed when
installing this package. You get the Flash plugin installer, some 
audio/video codecs,an installer for some MS fonts, and rar support for
Ark, as well as a couple of other items


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