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Re: fetch souce packages

"Rakotomandimby (R12y) Mihamina" <mihamina@mail.rktmb.org> writes:

> Hello,
> I have a sparc box
> I want to recompile some packages only available for x86 to make
> packages for sparc.
> If I just try to fetch the source package with 'apt-get source
> package_name' from the sparc it doesn't work, because the package is not
> available for sparc.
> Is the only solution to go to packages.debian.org and manually fetch the
> sources for x86?

Use the source name, even though I think it should even work with the
binary name.


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