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Re: GPL issues (Re: sources for Knoppix 4.02)

On Tue, Jul 04, 2006 at 09:31:05AM +0200, Klaus Knopper wrote:

> What about this:

> knopper@Koffer:~$ dpkg -s e2fsprogs
> Package: e2fsprogs
> Essential: yes
> Status: install ok installed
> Priority: required
> Section: base
> Installed-Size: 1456
> Maintainer: Theodore Y. Ts'o <tytso@mit.edu>
> Architecture: i386
> Version: 1.38+1.39-WIP-2005.12.31-1

> knopper@Koffer:~$ apt-get source e2fsprogs=1.38+1.39-WIP-2005.12.31-1
> Paketlisten werden gelesen... Fertig
> Abhängigkeitsbaum wird aufgebaut... Fertig
> E: Kann Quellpaket für e2fsprogs nicht finden

> Awful, isn't it?

This looks like one of these happens:

 - Your deb and deb-src lines in /etc/apt/sources.list point to
   different suites (e.g. one at testing and one at unstable).

 - You were into the time window where a new source has been uploaded
   to unstable, but binaries for your architecture haven't been
   uploaded to unstable yet.

> And there is NO hint about the real name of the source archive. You
> really have to GUESS from the versions that the snapshot mirror
> provides.

I don't understand why you say that, or your example is badly chosen
(doesn't make your point). The source package is called e2fsprogs, and
it is version 1.38+1.39-WIP-2005.12.31-1 of it you want. The files are


Please state your problem more clearly and with more details.


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