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Old 07-10-2009, 04:25 PM   #1
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documentation missing !!


I downloaded and installed debian from
The .iso size was 650 MB approx.
Where can I find the source code(packages) and documentation as /usr/src subdirectory is empty.
Is it because of basic installation??
Help will be appreciated.


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Old 07-10-2009, 04:50 PM   #2
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Which CD did you install from? I personally use the net install image located here: You may have downloaded just a portion of the full install CD set.

I'll keep an eye on this post.

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Most documentation and sources around installed by default, I believe.

You can add source repositories to your /etc/apt/sources.list file. Typically you only download the sources you need by doing apt-get source packagename. Here's a link to working with source packages in Debian.

What documentation are you looking for? A good help site? Or some specific guide? Debian's website has a lot of their documents in html or pdf format that you can download. A good help site is
Old 07-10-2009, 05:15 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by pljvaldez View Post
What documentation are you looking for? A good help site? Or some specific guide?
I was looking for this file "/usr/src/linux/Documentation/devices.txt".
Couldn't find anything in the above path.

How would I know the source is installed or not?

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linux-2.6.26/Documentation/devices.txt ....

Package name for Debian Lenny : linux-source-2.6.26 .

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