Some questions about packages in Ubuntu.

Michael R. Head burner at
Thu Mar 16 14:22:14 UTC 2006

On Thu, 2006-03-16 at 14:43 +0100, Luca Manganelli wrote:
> Hi, I want to know:
> 1) How packages are compiled in Ubuntu in the x86 version (32 bit
> versions), which processors are supported and applied optimization
> flags?
> 2) I saw that there are sources repositories. If I want to compile,
> i.e., the wget package, how can I do that?

sudo apt-get build-dep <packagename>
apt-get source <packagename>
cd <packagename>-<version>
fakeroot dpkg-buildpackage -us -uc


> Thank you in advance
> --
> "Work only as many hours as you can be productive and only as many hours as
>  you can sustain."  - Kent Beck, in "Extreme Programming Explained"
Michael R. Head <burner at>
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