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Re: Retrieving source package from repository without touching sources.list?

On 15 January 2013 04:46, Nikolaus Rath <Nikolaus@rath.org> wrote:
> # fancy-dget http://http.debian.net/debian/ experimental mypackage
> would download the newest mypackage source from experimental. Bonus
> points if messing with the system wide sources.list is avoided entirely
> and no root privileges are required.

It's called pull-debian-source

$ pull-debian-source mypkg
$ pull-debian-source mypkg experimental
$ pull-debian-source mypkg 0.2.3-3.2

It uses the archive & snapshots to pull in historical versions.

>From the ubuntu-dev-tools package available in stable and up.
There is also equivalent pull-lp-source with same arguments to pull
ubuntu packages instead of debian.
I haven't seen similar tool for other derivatives.



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