Downloader Question

Ralf Mardorf kde.lists at
Thu May 7 07:35:56 UTC 2015

On Thu, 7 May 2015 00:21:46 -0700, Valorie Zimmerman wrote:
>Tarballs are what packages are built from, and can also be compiled by
>the user. You would need to download that tarball from wherever the
>maintainer put it - not from the Ubuntu archives. The tarballs that
>Kubuntu packagers download and package usually come from KDE.

You not necessarily need to download tarballs from upstream, likely you
could pull from git or similar. Source packages likely provide the
source code for the version of software that is available as package
for the binaries and dev packages, possibly with Debian/Ubuntu patches,
that aren't provided by upstream.

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