Disabling deb-src by default

Dimitri John Ledkov xnox at ubuntu.com
Thu Jan 28 21:15:44 UTC 2016

On 28 January 2016 at 20:48, Bryan Quigley <bryan.quigley at canonical.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 28, 2016 at 3:52 AM, Martin Pitt <martin.pitt at ubuntu.com> wrote:
>> Usama Akkad [2016-01-28 10:38 +0200]:
>>> Source packages are enabled by default.
>> We don't enable them by default on cloud images, so I guess it can't
>> be a legal requirement to have them.
> I've always been a little confused by cloud images in that regard.
> On first boot:
> $apt-get source firefox
> ...E: You must put some 'source' URIs in your sources.list
> After one apt-get update:
> It works fine, they were in the sources the whole time.

Hm. can you paste sources.list in question? I wonder if it is
something silly like release pocket disabled, yet security deb-src
enabled. And hence one "gets" the security update source package. Or
some such.

Or simply the downloaded lists are purged, after update, when the
image is prepared.

Also, I do not doubt that you know how to fetch ubuntu sources =)



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