where do I find source packages?

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Wed Sep 23 16:34:30 UTC 2009

On 09/23/2009 06:36 AM, robert rottermann wrote:
>>> thanks,
>>> eventually i will get accustomed to apt-get ..
>>> now apt-get source squid
>>> fetches version 2.5xx of squid. is there a way to get a newer
>>> one?
>> http://packages.ubuntu.com/source/hardy/squid will allow you to get
>> the 2.6 ubuntu patched source.
>>> now apt-get source squid-2.6 does not work.
>>> thanks robert
> sorry if I seem thick (I probably am ..)
> I see three files. one of them seems to be the original (the name
> suggests so) and the other ones are very small.
> which one do I compile, or (likely) is there a process into which I
> have to feed these files?


You might consider asking if 2.6 can be backported, see:

Probably not likely as EOL for Dapper is June 2011. Consider upgrading
to Hardy LTS Server - it's supported until June 2013:

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