View Full Version : Few doubts in "apt-get source" usage?
January 26th, 2010, 08:21 AM
I downloaded the source code of apt using apt-get source apt.
The folder I got has the name apt-0.7.6ubuntu13.
But the version of apt my system has is 0.7.9ubuntu17.2 (found using dpkg -p apt).
Why I dint get the source code of apt currently in my system?
July 14th, 2010, 03:13 AM
If you're still looking for an answer, here's mine.
Look in your configuration file (/etc/apt/sources.list), and see if there is a line like this:
deb http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates main
If so, you will also want this line:
deb-src http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates main
Not commented out, like
#deb-src http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates main
Replace "lucid" with your current release.
In general, apt-get source uses the "deb-src " lines, while apt-get install uses the "deb " lines.
Thus, to download source for every package, every line starting with "deb " must be matched by a "deb-src ".
July 14th, 2010, 03:45 AM
I assume you looked at what I wrote?
One thing I didn't mention: BEFORE you use apt-get source, you should run "sudo apt-get-update" so apt-get knows that the source packages exist.
sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get build-dep apt #If you want to compile it.
apt-get source apt
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