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Re: source packages install

On Mon, Dec 12, 2005 at 04:17:30PM +0100, Fritz Wettstein wrote:
> How do I install a source package for example cpio? This package doesn't
> show up in dselect and as far as I know the name of the source package is
> the same as the binary.
Do you have proper source resource entries in your /etc/apt/sources.list?
They should start with 'deb-src' instead of 'deb'. If you've them in you
can simply 'apt-get source cpio' and apt-get will download and unpack the
source package for you.
To build it again you've to use dpkg-buildpackage but that's a thing you
should read about yourself.

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