Similar to this question, I want to install KDE on Ubuntu 16.04 without installing the complete Kubuntu system. I've seen Ubuntu's InstallingKDE wiki, but it was last updated in 2014, and the recommended command doesn't work anymore:

sudo apt install kde-plasma-desktop

I've tried a few other guesses, but none of them work:

sudo apt install kde
sudo apt install kde5
  • Have you opened your package manager and searched for a KDE metapackage? – Zeiss Ikon Mar 10 '17 at 20:06
  • I can only find the kde-plasma-desktop package in trusty 14.04LTS and precise 12.04LTS. But maybe one of the dependencies, plasma-desktop, has what you need? (Probably not) – Carolus Mar 10 '17 at 20:20
  • @Carolus, thanks for posting that. I'm not sure if that's what I want, but I'm a little concerned about trying it since installing xubuntu completely took over my system and required a reinstall to fix. – stiemannkj1 Mar 10 '17 at 20:58
  • @stiemannkj1 yeah then maybe wait until someone more knowledgeable comes by. – Carolus Mar 10 '17 at 22:11

as this link says, it's: sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends kubuntu-desktop. it still works, just tried it.

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