Ubuntu from source

Odd iodine at runbox.no
Wed Sep 23 16:25:48 UTC 2009

Rashkae wrote:
> Odd wrote:
>> Amedee Van Gasse (Ubuntu) wrote:
>>> 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?
>>> This is just a hypothetical question. I wouldn't do such a thing because
>>> it is *useful*, only because it is *possible*. Like taking apart a radio
>>> to see how it works.
>> http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/jaunty/main/source/
>> But do realize that this is only Ubuntu without any
>> software added.
>> I should have added that for the whole distro, you need
>> to collect the source code for all the apps from their
>> respective places on the net. Let's just say you've got
>> your work cut out for you.
> Not really, the ubuntu repos include source for all packages, as
> required by GPL.
> http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/apt-howto/ch-sourcehandling.en.html

So you can simply apt-get from an Ubuntu repository then?
Or are all the same packages in the Debian repository?

One learns something new every day. :)


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