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As indicated by derobert, Debian packages which are maintained in a VCS are supposed to indicate this in a pair of Vcs-... fields in their source package. The best tool to use this information is debcheckout in the devscripts package. debcheckout -d gnome-disk-utility will show you gnome-disk-utility's repository information, and if you then want to ...


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A lot of package include this in their control information in the Vcs-* fields. You can see it easily (and without downloading the source package) using apt-cache showsrc. $ apt-cache showsrc gnome-disk-utility ⋮ Vcs-Browser: https://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/pkg-utopia/gnome-disk-utility.git Vcs-Git: ...


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You're just fetching data from Debian's database, which might be out of date or incorrect. With that caveat: You can pass the no-act flag, -s, to apt-get when fetching source like you're doing now to get the same data: $ apt-get -s source konsole Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done NOTICE: ...


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You are not entirely right: the Debian source code is in source packages: you need some lines with deb-src in your /etc/apt/sources.list like e.g. deb-src http://ftp2.fr.debian.org/debian/ jessie main contrib non-free (adapt that to your geography and habits) Then you can ask that source code to be built from source using e.g. aptitude build (and you ...



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