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Old 31. Dec 2010, 05:02 AM   #11 (permalink)
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No, none of those will

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Old 31. Dec 2010, 05:34 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I think it says what it does.

The apt-get source with the -b option is to download and compile the souce code to build a package. Personally I've not tried this command but you can see one of the examples here.

My understanding is that the 'source' here refers to the 'source code' and not the 'source of repositories'.
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My understanding is that the 'source' here refers to the 'source code' and not the 'source of repositories'.
That is correct. This part of apt-get is useful if you want to recompile a certain program with certain arguments it may not have by default. It is very useful when combined with the build-dep argument to download all the build dependencies for a certain program.

For example if I wanted to download everything I need to compile gedit text editor from source I would simply run:

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sudo apt-get source gedit
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... What really broke my update ability was duplicate sources being added to my resource list and several mirrors that were located outside my country. I'm not sure how this happened because I never added them nor did I alter any settings from the update manager, Ubuntu software center or synaptic.
This is the kind of 'habits' that some developers do. They add something into your PC when you install it, but they don't remove them for you when you uninstall it.

Take Opera 11 for example. When I installed it, it created opera.list in /etc/apt/sources.list.d, but when I uninsalled it, it didn't remove the file opera.list and I have to do it myself.

Doesn't it look like the cleaning up of the registry in the Windows system?
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Doesn't it look like the cleaning up of the registry in the Windows system?
A small bit - but at least that whole mess is just in one file

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This is the kind of 'habits' that some developers do. They add something into your PC when you install it, but they don't remove them for you when you uninstall it.

Take Opera 11 for example. When I installed it, it created opera.list in /etc/apt/sources.list.d, but when I uninsalled it, it didn't remove the file opera.list and I have to do it myself.

Doesn't it look like the cleaning up of the registry in the Windows system?
Yes it does.
For the new Linux users I think its important for them to be aware of this. Of course things like this don't compare to the security nightmares that plague Windows users but none the less it can interfere with normal operations. Also just like Windows users with Linux there are growing pains that require a certain degree of system knowledge to properly address maintenance issues. To this day when using windows I run Revo to pick those little registry nuggets out of the system.

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