Installing .deb packages with apt-get
dotancohen at gmail.com
Mon May 21 11:00:17 UTC 2007
On 20/05/07, Mario Vukelic <mario.vukelic at dantian.org> wrote:
> Something however is weird in your case. "kde" depends on a whole bunch
> of packages, which in turn have other dependencies:
> apt-cache show kde
> Depends: kde-core (>= 5:47), kde-amusements (>= 5:47), kdeaccessibility
> (>= 4:3.4.3), kdeaddons (>= 4:3.4.3), kdeadmin (>= 4:3.4.3), kdeartwork
> (>= 4:3.4.3), kdegraphics (>= 4:3.4.3), kdemultimedia (>= 4:3.4.3),
> kdenetwork (>= 4:3.4.3), kdepim (>= 4:3.4.3), kdeutils (>= 4:3.4.3),
> kdewebdev (>= 4:3.4.3)
> Thus, trying to install the "kde" package (which one usually would not
> do, as I have noted earlier), triggers installation of many more
> packages, and on my Ubuntu machine (and every other I have seen through
> the years, and Debian before that) apt-get asks what to do:
> sudo apt-get install kde
> Reading package lists...
> Building dependency tree...
> Need to get 173MB of archives.
> After unpacking 462MB of additional disk space will be used.
> Do you want to continue [Y/n]?
It never asked me if I'm sure. I'm certain of that. And a bit
disturbed, which is why I started this thread. As can be seen by my
history grep kde, I did not enable the -y flag.
If I find that this is reproducable when installing other software,
I'll file a bug.
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