where is the source?

Matt Zimmerman mdz at ubuntu.com
Wed Jan 12 13:04:12 CST 2005

On Wed, Jan 12, 2005 at 01:37:14PM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 12, 2005 at 03:24:13PM +0200, Otto Kekäläinen wrote:
> > I've been searching the website, docs, wiki, rosetta etc but I haven't found 
> > any place where I could find the source for the Ubuntu-specific 
> > (debian-)installer. I've also sent out several mails, but haven't got any 
> > replys yet, so I beg to you if somebody could help me with this simple thing.
> > 
> > So, where is the source?
> It's spread over a number of source packages; the list is long. We are
> going to be importing the installer's strings into Rosetta in the near
> future, though, so if you could be patient for a little longer then that
> will probably be simplest.
> If you really want the source packages, look through all the package
> names in the Packages files in /dists/hoary/main/debian-installer/ and
> do 'apt-get source' on a hoary system for all of them.

In other words:

wget -q -O- http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/hoary/main/debian-installer/binary-i386/Packages.bz2 | bunzip2 | grep-dctrl -nsPackage '' | xargs apt-get source

 - mdz

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