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Bug#255598: apt: patch and recompile a package on request

tags 255598 wontfix

On Mon, Jun 21, 2004 at 11:57:24PM +0200, Riccardo Vestrini wrote:

> Package: apt
> Version: 0.5.25
> Severity: wishlist
> an idea for improving apt-get for add support to package recompilation 
> whenever a package is requested for installation, apt-get checks a directory
> for patches against the source, if a patch is found binary package is not downloaded
> but "apt-get builddep && apt-get source" is executed, sources are patched and build, obtained binary is
> moved to /var/cache/apt/archives and installed
> please let me know if this is a bad or good idea 

You are looking for apt-src (currently orphaned/dormant).

 - mdz

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