source could warn about missing tools before download

Bug #467029 reported by anatoly techtonik on 2009-10-31
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
apt (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: apt

$ apt-get source pipewalker
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Need to get 629kB of source archives.
Get:1 karmic/universe pipewalker 0.6.1-1 (dsc) [1,091B]
Get:2 karmic/universe pipewalker 0.6.1-1 (tar) [626kB]
Get:3 karmic/universe pipewalker 0.6.1-1 (diff) [2,097B]
Fetched 629kB in 19s (31.5kB/s)
sh: dpkg-source: not found
Unpack command 'dpkg-source -x pipewalker_0.6.1-1.dsc' failed.
Check if the 'dpkg-dev' package is installed.
E: Child process failed

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
CheckboxSubmission: 20db595a7600396752c39299ed2c326d
CheckboxSystem: daed2f3d6643b4a84b4520a2427f8c2b
Date: Sat Oct 31 18:50:48 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: apt
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-14.48-generic
SourcePackage: apt
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-14-generic i686

anatoly techtonik (techtonik) wrote :
Torsten Spindler (tspindler) wrote :

I think that apt-get source did it's job as the sources are downloaded. The extraction of the sources is a nice benefit. Would you agree that this is more of a feature request than a bug report?

Changed in apt (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Victor Vargas (kamus) wrote :

This issue is still valid under Ubuntu Maverick so I will mark this as confirmed and a wishlist one.

Changed in apt (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
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