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I try to install a small audio player named "Audacious" with the following command:

sudo apt-get install audacious

and it tells me that it depends audacious-plugins,

so I try to install the audacious-plugins,

one thing leads to another, there are numerous depends and it is just impossible to install all of them manually...

Is it even possible to install a software on Ubuntu Linux?

Is there a way to auto install all the depends?

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I added the following sources list and now the dependencies can be auto installed.

deb http://mirrors.163.com/Ubuntu/ lucid main universe restricted multiverse
deb-src http://mirrors.163.com/Ubuntu/ lucid main universe restricted multiverse
deb http://mirrors.163.com/Ubuntu/ lucid-security universe main multiverse restricted
deb-src http://mirrors.163.com/Ubuntu/ lucid-security universe main multiverse restricted
deb http://mirrors.163.com/Ubuntu/ lucid-updates universe main multiverse restricted
deb http://mirrors.163.com/Ubuntu/ lucid-proposed universe main multiverse restricted
deb-src http://mirrors.163.com/Ubuntu/ lucid-proposed universe main multiverse restricted
deb http://mirrors.163.com/Ubuntu/ lucid-backports universe main multiverse restricted
deb-src http://mirrors.163.com/Ubuntu/ lucid-backports universe main multiverse restricted
deb-src http://mirrors.163.com/Ubuntu/ lucid-updates universe main multiverse restricted
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which version of Ubuntu are you using? –  Shevek May 21 '10 at 16:13
    
apt-get should install dependencies automatically. –  petersohn May 21 '10 at 16:16
    
Thanks Shevek and petersohn. I kind of solved this problem just now. I added some more software sources to my sources.list file. And the dependencies are installed automatically now. So I guess what the source list does is just "to tell the apt where to auto download the missing software", am i right? –  smwikipedia May 21 '10 at 17:14
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Please post an answer, mentioning what sources were added by you. You can accept it later on and possibly help others –  Sathya May 21 '10 at 17:48
    
You might want to review your definition of "small audio player" :) There are much smaller players than audacious. –  vtest Apr 22 '11 at 8:18
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apt-get installs all dependents, IIRC. Not sure why you're getting this problem. Try installng from Add/Remove Programs or Ubuntu Software centre

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I think Xubunt default installation lacks enough souce list. After I added some sources, the dependencies are auto-installed now. So I guess what the source list does is just "to tell the apt where to auto download the missing software". –  smwikipedia May 21 '10 at 17:16
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up vote 2 down vote accepted

I add some sources and the problem is solved. Thanks guys.

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