Downloading a package's source code

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Downloading a package's source code

Postby Melab » Sun May 07, 2017 12:18 am

I'm most familiar with Ubuntu. On Ubuntu, the source code of a particular package can be downloaded by running

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apt-get source <package>


I searched the web with Google for some Arch Linux equivalent using pacman, but I could not find any. How can I download the source code used to compile a particular package that is installed by running pacman? Say, I wanted to download the ALARM source code for the util-linux package? How would I do that?

I am using the ALARM for the Samsung ARM Chromebook.
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Re: Downloading a package's source code

Postby WarheadsSE » Mon May 08, 2017 3:00 pm

All the sources are listed inside the PKGBUILD (with checksums and some with signatures), and you can use makepkg to pull those sources. Down.
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Re: Downloading a package's source code

Postby Melab » Thu May 11, 2017 4:29 pm

So, what command would I run?
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Re: Downloading a package's source code

Postby Melab » Thu May 11, 2017 5:55 pm

But how do I get those files? There is no link to an archive containing them.
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Re: Downloading a package's source code

Postby WarheadsSE » Fri May 12, 2017 2:17 pm

I'm sorry, what are you talking about?
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