Looking for Linux Kernel source

franz.reitinger franz.reitinger at htl-wels.at
Wed Sep 14 15:26:49 UTC 2011

the Linux kernel sources can be installed very easily using apt (as 

apt-get install linux-source

If you don't know the exact name you can use apt-cache search like:
apt-cache search linux-source


On Wed, 14 Sep 2011 01:53:12 +0100, Alan Gauld wrote:
> Hi,
> My first post here, as a very recent Ubuntu convert (10.4 LTS).
> Please be gentle! :-)
> I've bought Love's book on the Linux Kernel to read on my holiday
> next week. I thought it would be useful to have the Kernel source to
> read along with it but don't want to install it as a package, I'd
> rather just have a tarball on a USB stick.
> Where can I get it? Several sites pointed me to kernel.org but that
> site seems to be down. Are there any mirror sites I could use? It
> doesn't need to be the very latest version, any 2.3+ version will do.
> I suppose I could just install the package via Synaptic but I wasn't
> sure what else the package install might do to my system in the
> background...
> --
> Alan G
> Author of the Learn to Program web site
> http://www.alan-g.me.uk/

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