morris at math.psu.edu
Tue Jul 18 08:48:49 PDT 2000
On Tue, 18 Jul 2000, Andy Peeters wrote:
> Now, something else. It is a little bit off-topic. At the Debian site it is
> possible to download the sources. But every package gives 2 tarballs. The
> first ends with '.orig.tar.gz', the second with normal extention '.tar.gz'.
> I think the first one contains all the sources like they can be downloaded
> from other sites, the second one contains Debian-specific adjustments. My
> question is: is this correct and can I use those tarballs to install those
> programs ?
I have successfully installed several programs from the '.orig.tar.gz'
files from debian. cron, libpng, tcpdump, for example. There are
sometimes problems, but no more often than usual when building programs
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