apt-src - manage Debian source packages

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name apt-src
Package version 0.25.1
Package release 0.2
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 117 B
Download size 33.19 KB
Official Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
apt-src is a command line interface for downloading, installing, upgrading,
and tracking Debian source packages. It makes source package management
feel a lot like using apt to manage binary packages, and is being used as
a testbed to work on adding source dependencies to Debian.
It can be run as a normal user, or as root. If you want a convenient way to
track updates to packages while preserving your local modifications, this is
a way to do that.


Package Version Architecture Repository
apt-src_0.25.1-0.2_all.deb 0.25.1 all Debian Main
apt-src - - -


Name Value
apt -
dpkg-dev -
libapt-pkg-perl >= 0.1.6
perl -


Type URL
Binary Package apt-src_0.25.1-0.2_all.deb
Source Package apt-src

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install apt-src deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install apt-src




2013-10-10 - Bill Allombert <ballombe@debian.org>
apt-src (0.25.1-0.2) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Fix POD files to be compatible with perl 5.18. Closes: #723955.
* debian/rules: 
- Use $(DESTDIR) instead of PREFIX MakeMaker hack.
2007-01-27 - Thomas Huriaux <thomas.huriaux@gmail.com>
apt-src (0.25.1-0.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Include French generated manpage from #280078
* Spanish manpage translation update (Closes: #257728)
2004-05-22 - Laszlo Boszormenyi (GCS) <gcs@lsc.hu>
apt-src (0.25.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Bugfix release:
- Install latest version of package sources (thanks to Eric Wong
<eric@petta-tech.com>, closes: #183223).
- Add -rfakeroot to APT::Src::BuildCommand for non root users (thanks to
Michael Banck <mbanck@debian.org>, closes: #232657).
- Add configuration item APT::Src::NoDeleteSource for not removing source
files with source package (thanks to David B Harris
<david@eelf.ddts.net>, closes: #186171).
* New maintainer (closes: #240396).
2004-03-26 - Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>
apt-src (0.25) unstable; urgency=low
* Orphaned.
2003-09-03 - Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>
apt-src (0.24) unstable; urgency=low
* Move from build-depends-indep to build-depends, to meet current policy.
2003-08-21 - Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>
apt-src (0.23) unstable; urgency=low
* Added Spanish translation of man page. Closes: #206199
2003-07-23 - Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>
apt-src (0.22) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix a stupid logic error that zeroed status files if flcoking them for
write failed. Doh! Closes: #201590
2003-02-03 - Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>
apt-src (0.21) unstable; urgency=low
* When looking at binary packages to find a source package tied to a given
release, only consider binary packages with the same version as the source
package. Closes: #169858
* Corrected version comparison.
* Thanks to Andrew Pimlott for the analysis and patch.
2002-12-06 - Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>
apt-src (0.20) unstable; urgency=low
* Corrected man page, su -c can be used.
* Added APT::Src::BuildDeps.
* Deal with upgrading sources that are in the "unpacked" state.
2002-08-31 - Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>
apt-src (0.19) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix import/inject confusion. Closes: #158591

See Also

Package Description
apt-transport-https_1. https download transport for APT
apt-transport-spacewalk_1.0.6-4.1_all.deb APT transport for communicating with Spacewalk servers
apt-transport-tor_0.2.1-1_amd64.deb APT transport for anonymous package downloads via Tor
apt-utils_1. package management related utility programs
apt-venv_1.0.0-1_all.deb apt virtual environment
apt-xapian-index_0.47+deb8u1_all.deb maintenance and search tools for a Xapian index of Debian packages
apt_1. commandline package manager
aptdaemon-data_1.1.1-4+deb8u1_all.deb data files for clients
aptdaemon_1.1.1-4+deb8u1_all.deb transaction based package management service
aptfs_0+git201108031956-38fb8dc-3_all.deb FUSE filesystem for APT source repositories
apticron_1.1.57_all.deb Simple tool to mail about pending package updates
aptitude-common_0.6.11-1_all.deb architecture independent files for the aptitude package manager
aptitude-doc-cs_0.6.11-1_all.deb Czech manual for aptitude, a terminal-based package manager
aptitude-doc-en_0.6.11-1_all.deb English manual for aptitude, a terminal-based package manager
aptitude-doc-es_0.6.11-1_all.deb Spanish manual for aptitude, a terminal-based package manager