Re: getting source
thanx for the information.
On Sat, 13 Nov 1999, Ethan Benson wrote:
> try adding:
> deb-src ftp://ftp.us.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-free
> deb-src ftp://ftp.pandora.debian.org/debian-non-US unstable/non-US
> main contrib non-free
> to your /etc/apt/sources.list change unstable to stable if you are
> not using potato.
> then you can use apt-get source <package> to download and unpack the
> source for any .deb into your current directory. (unless its a non
> opensource non-free package)
this was very helpful. some notes for for non-US packages sources:
- for non-US packages, ftp.pandora... doesn't seem to exist (doesn't
resolve with dns). i used non-us.debian.org or one of its mirrors, and
it seems to work.
- stable direcotry does not have subdirectories main/contrib/non-free.
apt-get source <package> is very cool. 8-)