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Re: Development servers.



On Thu, Jul 05, 2001 at 11:20:56AM -0700, Gary Kline wrote:
> 	one question about the Debian packaging system.   Is
> 	there an easy (push-button|one command-line) way of
> 	fetching back the _source_ for a given suite.  In the
> 	BSD world, you just cd /usr/ports/foo/* and type 
> 
> 	  # make extract
> 
> 	to retrieve the code.  
You usually have a line like
deb-src http://http.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free
in your /etc/apt/sources.list and simply do a 
apt-get update ; apt-get source <package>

This will get you the most current source of the branch you retrieve (in
my case it's testing). To search for packages, you can do this via
apt-cache search <phrase>, to show details about them apt-cache show
<package>, etc. It's pretty easy.

HTH,
Andreas Krennmair
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