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Re: SVGA Source Code

> > 
> > Debian always distributes source code.  Which
> > package in particular are you 
> > looking for?
> > 
> Hi,
> 	Following binaries for SVGA are available but I
> couldnt find the source code.
>  svgalib-dummyg1_1.4.0-2.deb
>  svgalibg1_1.4.1-2.deb
>  svgalib1-libggi2_0.6-2.deb   
> Available at
> http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/debian/main/binary-arm/libs
> How can I request for source code??

Debian distributes the source code on their http mirror network
alongside the binaries.  If you look in...
... you will find the svgalib source files.  For each package you will
find a *.orig.tar.gz which is the original upstream source package and
a *.diff.gz which are the patches applied by debian before building.

(Note: there may not be a diff.gz if it is a debian original package,
also the correspondence between binary package name and location and 
source package name and location is not always what you think.)


If you do much of this you will want to `man sources.list' and get
your `deb-src' lines correct.  Then you can just `apt-get source packagename'

                                     Jim Studt, President
                                     The Federated Software Group, Inc.

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