This article will describe enabling deb-src and download package source code with apt source.
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1 Cannot run apt source by default
The apt source will be failed by default. This is because deb-src is comment out in /etc/apt/sources.list.
$ apt source linux Reading package lists... Done E: You must put some 'source' URIs in your sources.list
2 Enable deb-src
$ grep '^deb ' /etc/apt/sources.list | \ sed 's/^deb /deb-src /g' | \ sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/deb-src.list $ sudo apt update -y
Install dpkg-dev package for dpkg-source command.
$ sudo apt install -y dpkg-dev
The apt source will work.
$ apt source linux Reading package lists... NOTICE: 'linux' packaging is maintained in the 'Git' version control system at: <snip>