Asked by funkytoad

if i install a packages and it shows depends files what are those and do i need to install all of them if i do how do i make sure the ubuntu knows i have them and the the package installs the ones it needs

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Mark Rijckenberg (markrijckenberg) said :

You only need to install the package that you want. The package manager in Ubuntu will automatically take care of the dependency issues and install the dependencies if necessary. You can use aptitude, apt-get, synaptic, kpackagekit, etc.... as package managers.

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funkytoad (funkytoad57-9) said :

then why do i get errors relating to depends

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Mark Rijckenberg (markrijckenberg) said :

In order to answer that question, we first need more info.

Please send us the full output of the following commands using the Linux terminal:

cat /etc/apt/sources.list

sudo aptitude update

sudo aptitude dist-upgrade

sudo aptitude install <package that you want to install>

where you replace <package that you want to install> with the right packagename that you are trying to install.

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