how to use xxx.debian.tar.gz

Asked by Ginsi on 2012-07-23

I need to rebuild nut package in order to include driver usbhid-ups that, according to relevant man page, "is not built by default".

I am trying to follow instructions from "https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CompilingEasyHowTo", which make reference to just one tarball file; but under "http://packages.ubuntu.com/source/precise/nut" (under "Download nut") three files are listed, two of which are tarballs. In my understanding the file "nut_2.6.3-1ubuntu1.1.debian.tar.gz" contains patches to be applied, but the instructions I am following do not mention how to do this.

I hope my question is not out of scope here, and thank in advance for helping me.

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2012-07-23
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2012-08-03
Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #1

If you want to download the source of a Ubuntu package you can do that with "apt-get source".
See also https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpdatingADeb

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