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From: Colin Whittaker [mailto:grimnar at redbrick.dcu.ie]
Sent: 24 October 2002 15:36
To: Irish LUG list
Subject: [ILUG] Re: debian & source complilation
John P. Looney stated the following on Thu, Oct 24, 2002 at 03:31:27PM +0100
:> There is an apt repository of gnome2 i386 binaries and sources.
>> However, I'm on debian-sparc, so the binaries aren't that useful. Is
> there a simple way of scripting getting down, compiling and installing
> gnome2 from source ?
apt-get -b source <package-name>
"Design" is like a religion - too much of it makes you inflexible and
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