Re: apt: prebuilt package same as src pkg + build?
> I'm a new Debian user and have a problem with apt-cache and
> dselect using the source package CDs: They don't know about the
> source packages! I can use apt-get to fetch and build the source
> once I know the package I want, followed by calling dpkg to
> install it.
dselect will not tell you about src packages because it is designed to deal
only with debs. It is a long goal of the Debian project to decide and
implement a tool like dselect for src pacakges.
As for apt, I believe it is a matter of configuration, although it might be
that your CDs lack some essential files for it. Yet I never tried
apt-get source SomePckage
with s CD set so I might be wrong.
> Since in theory source packages are just one step away from
> prebuilt ones, I'd like apt to consider them equal. Except it
> would have to build them before installing.
> Have I missed an argument to the programs, or something silly
> like that? I'd much appreciate any help.
>  Especially true in Debian thanks to the great work by the
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