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Old 05-13-2009, 04:30 PM   #1
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Aptitude and source packages


I've been reading about downloading source vs. binary packages via apt. I use aptitude, is there a way to use aptitude to download sources from the repos? If not and I use apt to do this, will it screw my system up since I've been using aptitude so far?


Old 05-13-2009, 05:03 PM   #2
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As far as I know, there's no way from the command interface to install source packages with aptitude (though interestingly you can do aptitude build-dep to get the dependencies. Maybe there's a way to install sources via the ncurses interface (i.e. type aptitude at the command line and you get a menu driven interface - I never use this feature so I don't really know what you can do with it).


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