I want to use debian linux for my laptop again. So I took my old debian 6.0 cds and installed it.
From the last time I know, that I have to build the driver for my Atheros AR8151 Gigabit Ethernet Controller.
It seems that this time I installed less base packets.
I had to install make and gcc (apt-get install build-essential).
Now I want to build the driver. When I go to the src folder and type make install, I read

Linux kernel source not found

So I googled, found some answers and typed

apt-get install kernel-source-2.6.32-5-amd64

with the following message

paket could not be found

The directory /usr/src is empty.

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It is unclear to me where you got that apt-get install line from, as googling does not give any direct hits.
The output message you got was probably something more like:

 Unable to locate package kernel-source-2.6.32-5-amd64

(it is also strange that the source would be amd64 specific)

You should try with the correct package name for the kernel sources:

apt-get install linux-source-2.6.32

more info on that here

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