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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-)

thanx again,



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