Re: including full package source code in the debian release
On Sat, 2010-03-06 at 19:29 -0800, Jamie Morken wrote:
> Debian releases have 25,000 or so packages and don't include the
> source to them
This is not completely accurate. The most frequently downloaded
CD/DVD/BD don't include the source, but the debian-cd team does release
some media that fulfill that need:
- The "multi-architecture" DVD contains the binaries and the source for
the usual installation (Gnome, KDE, XFCE and LXDE), for both i386
and amd64 platforms (as far as Lenny is concerned).
- Alongside DVD #1, #2, #3... you can download the CD/DVD/BD with the
sources, see http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current/source/
> So to recompile the package you use apt-get to connect to the internet
> and download the source to one package at a time if you want the
> source code.
There is nothing wrong with that, if you downloaded the binaries "as
packages", you can download the source "as packages".
This probably involves something like:
apt-get source $(aptitude search ~i -F '%p')
aptitude build-dep ~i