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I was wondering if somebody knows where to find a How-to, article or whatever related to what I'd like to do.
This is I'd like to get a source code from a particular package, I know this is possible by using apt-get source command and in fact there are some articles I've read in Debian web site but I'd like to go a little bit far I mean, once I have downloaded the code I'd be interested in modifying and compiling it.
Any comment related to this issue will be welcome.
yes, for sure when I'm talking of modifiying the code I know that's a thing I have to make it alone , my request is if someone knows about an example article that includes step by step, with an example, the way to proceed.
When you're ready to compile, run the configure script (if one was provided - and you only need to run it once), and then issue "make" as usual. Then after it finishes compiling, try out your new version by running it from within the workspace before copying/installing it into the system.
That's not a particular point that I'm having troubles with. I have just begun to work with Linux and I didnīt have a clear idea how the programming environment works, in terms of where the header and libraries are for example, and in case I'd like to modify and compiling a source code if I had to change or referencing those headers or libraries in a particular way so I read that Debian had an application which was able to download the code sources for whatever package you want, I'm talking about apt. I have just know, by your commments, that I can go to Freshmeat web site in order to download sources from there, I suppose Debian also can manage getting sources from this website through apt, am I right? how can we do this?