Re: Sources of linux documentation
"J.H.M. Dassen (Ray)" wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 29, 1999 at 21:21:32 +0200, Manuel Arenaz Silva wrote:
> > Where can I download the Latex/EPS source of this package from?
> Same as with all source: do a dpkg --print-avail on the package so you have
> the source package name, and download that from your friendly neighbourhood
> mirror. Or use apt, and put in "deb-src" entries, then do "apt-get source
1) How can I know the source package name from the output of the command "dpkg
cambados:~# dpkg --print-avail debian-guide
Maintainer: John Goerzen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Description: Text from: Debian GNU/Linux: Guide to Installation and Usage
This package will install the full text in HTML and PostScript formats
from the book "Debian GNU/Linux: Guide to Installation and Usage" by
Debian developers John Goerzen and Ossama Othman (ISBN 0-7357-0914-9).
You can find the installed items under /usr/doc/debian-guide.
2) I have been reading the man for "apt-get" and "sources.list" looking for the
sintax of a deb-src entry in the /etc/apt/sources.list file, but I have found no
documentation about it. Where can I find this information? Which is the sintax of
this type of entry?
This is the version of apt installed in this Debian box:
cambados:~# dpkg --print-avail apt
Maintainer: APT Development Team <email@example.com>
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.0.7u), libstdc++2.9
Description: Front-End for dpkg
This is Debian's next generation front-end for the dpkg package manager.
It provides the apt-get utility and APT dselect method that provides a
simpler, safer way to install and upgrade packages.
APT features complete installation ordering, multiple source capability
and several other unique features, see the Users Guide in
Thanks in advance,