TV under 9..10

Nils Kassube kassube at
Sun Apr 4 16:13:03 UTC 2010

Graham Todd wrote:
> On Sun, 04 Apr 2010 05:59:55 +0100
> "Grizzly" <Real_Grizz_Adams at> uttered these words:
> > so tried their cmd line
> > apt-get install kaffiene
> > which fails with a line ending "are you root?"
> The command you need to use on the command line is therefore:
> sudo apt-get install kaffiene
> and then follow up with your user password when prompted, or (since I
> assume you are using KDE):
> kdesu apt-get install kaffiene
> and then enter your password when the box pops up.

No, that doesn't work for three reasons. First you copied the typo of 
the OP - it is kaffeine and not kaffiene. Second, Kubuntu doesn't have 
the kdesu command for a long time, there is only kdesudo. And finally, 
even if you use kdesudo and the correct package name it wouldn't work 
because apt-get is a command line tool and kdesudo is used for graphical 
programs only. The problem is that there is no terminal for apt-get and 
you can't confirm that you want to install the extra packages which the 
kaffeine package depends on. Therefore if you want to use apt-get you 
have to use a terminal and sudo:

sudo apt-get install kaffeine


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