Re: [debian-knoppix] get the sources
On Fri, Jan 23, 2004 at 01:26:34PM +0100, Vincent Hermenier wrote:
> > But it is REALLY easier to download the sources of original Debian
> > packages from original Debian mirrors, and Knoppix-specific packages
> > from http://developer.linuxtag.net/knoppix/ .
> > When burning the sources to CD, they don't really get any better. It
> > just takes longer for them to reach you. I just have to offer this
> > service because of the somewhat discriminating passage of the GPL that
> > for possible commercial software, stating a download location would be,
> > for whatever reason, NOT sufficient (the 3 years written statement
> > thing, you know).
> I do understand your point, however I would like to insist on the fact that
> the exact sources of the knoppix distributions should be available.
Somehow I knew you would. No problem. ;-)
> I could obviously hunt around the internet to get the exact sources matching
> the exact versions included in the distribution, but as you can imagine this
> could take a awfully long (and wasted) time. In fact, the current versions
> are often newer than the ones included in the distribution (for example
> gimp_1.2.5-3 has been replaced by gimp_1.2.5-4).
There is an easy way to get them (though I know you will still insist
that I sent them to you personally, which I will do): Check
snapshot.debian.net. There is a copy of each source package version that
ever existed on the debian archives. You just have to create a
single-line sources.list for apt-get (which is how I build the source
CDs). As for the Knoppix-specific packages, those are as always available
on developer.linuxtag.net/knoppix in their currentmost version, and I
keep an archive for older versions.
> I am therefore planning to send you CDs by snail mail (including a prepaid
> letter for the shipment back).
> As a consequence, I would be most grateful if you could tell me how many CDs
> are required to burn the KNOPPIX_v3.3-2003.11.19-EN
Should be no more than 3 700MB CDs. But if you send another 3 empty
CD-Rs, I can also send you the sources of the upcoming Knoppix 3.4 CeBit
Edition, which will not be distributed through the public mirrors and is
only available in a default-german booting version, however, since the
CD will be given away on CeBit 2004 by me personally, I assume you want
to have the sources for this version as well. So, if you like, please
add another 3 CDs and send a reminder for me to copy these sources for
you, too. Saves you an envelope a month later. ;-)
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