Ubuntu 17.10: 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 linuxReading package lists… DoneE: You must put some ‘source’ URIs in your sources.list

2 Enable deb-src

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 linuxReading package lists…NOTICE: ‘linux’ packaging is maintained in the ‘Git’ version control system at:<snip>

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