No source packages in APT repo?

Daniel Miller dmiller at
Fri Dec 3 22:30:11 UTC 2021


I *was* using the repo's packages for Ubuntu - but when I wanted to try 
fts-flatcurve I needed something to compile against. I'd rather do so 
against the repo sources if possible.


------ Original Message ------
From: "Shawn Heisey" <elyograg at>
To: dovecot at
Sent: 12/3/2021 1:45:26 PM
Subject: Re: No source packages in APT repo?

>On 12/3/21 1:28 PM, Aki Tuomi wrote:
>>Is there a particular reason you need to build source packages?
>There are sometimes moments when I want to test out a code change in a program I'm running on a server.  If a source package is available, I can make the change and build a new package that includes all of the Ubuntu customizations for that program plus the change I am testing.  To test, I just manually install the package.  To revert, I reinstall the original package with apt.  Without a source package, testing might require complex steps with the upstream source and customization information that I may not have access to.

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