Installing .deb packages with apt-get

Derek Broughton news at
Mon May 21 21:27:18 UTC 2007

Mario Vukelic wrote:

> On Sun, 2007-05-20 at 22:51 +0300, Dotan Cohen wrote:
>> So it looks like there is in fact a KDE package. Like said, it
>> installed without asking for confirmation.
> Yeah, I had already corrected myself in the post you replied to. Sorry
> for the initial misinformation.
> Something however is weird in your case. "kde" depends on a whole bunch
> of packages, which in turn have other dependencies:
> sudo apt-get install kde
> 0 upgraded, 283 newly installed, 0 to remove and 12 not upgraded.
> Need to get 173MB of archives.
> After unpacking 462MB of additional disk space will be used.
> Do you want to continue [Y/n]?

Yes.  Same with aptitude:

# sudo aptitude install kde
0 packages upgraded, 228 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 185MB of archives. After unpacking 455MB will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n/?]  

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