I know I can download binary packages from repositories beginning with "deb", but what does deb-src do?


deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu natty universe

in /etc/apt/sources.list in Ubuntu 11.04


These are repositories for source packages. See the sources.list man page.

  • For the apt-get source [package-name] to work, a deb-src entry is needed. – Lekensteyn Jun 17 '11 at 13:05

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