Anybody know apt-get ?

Chad Perrin perrin at
Sun Nov 7 19:57:25 UTC 2010

On Sun, Nov 07, 2010 at 02:51:52AM -0800, Ronald F. Guilmette wrote:
> I need to get sources for the Linux version of certain programs that
> reside in a package called "bsdutils".  I have built and installed
> the "apt-get" program and now I'm just trying to use it, and things
> are going very badly indeed.
> Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong here?  The errors I am
> getting are shown below, and here are the current contents of my
> /usr/local/etc/apt/sources.list file:

I haven't used APT in a while, but I recall the existence of an
apt-get-like tool specifically for dealing with source, called apt-src.
You should be able to install it on your system and sift through its
manpage at your leisure:

    apt-get install apt-src

Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: ]
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