Ubuntu from source

Florian Diesch diesch at spamfence.net
Wed Sep 23 16:34:24 UTC 2009

"Amedee Van Gasse (Ubuntu)" <amedee-ubuntu at amedee.be> writes:

> Suppose I wanted to (re)compile Ubuntu from source. I mean not just a few
> packages but the entire distro, everything that I have installed. And in
> some (semi) automated way, like Gentoo offers.
> Would that be possible?

"apt-get source --build $PACKAGE" downloads the source for $PACKE and
compiles it. Use "apt-get build-dep" to get the build dependencies.


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