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Re: how to build from _modified_ source package



Daniel B. wrote:

>Are there any instructions for proceeding from having downloaded
>the source package files and _not_ having unpacked things?

>(I think my current state is as if I had done

>   apt-get source --download-only xfree86

>(I didn't actually do --download-only, but from cleaning up after
>trying a couple things I think that's the state I'm in.))

Just run "apt-get source xfree86" in the directory where you've
downloaded the existing files. apt-get will not download them again if
it does not need to, and will unpack the source files. You can then edit
the source and build it as described in other messages in this thread.



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