Aptitude does not support downloading source package

Bug #727716 reported by Pali on 2011-03-02
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
aptitude (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: aptitude

apt-get can download source dsc package as:
$ apt-get source <source_package>
but aptitude does not. aptitude can download only binary deb package as:
$ apt-get download <binary_deb>

aptitude is replecament for apt-get and could support downloading source packages too (not only binary deb).

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in aptitude (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in aptitude:
status: Unknown → New
Daniel Hartwig (wigs) on 2012-06-29
Changed in aptitude:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
Changed in aptitude:
importance: Wishlist → Unknown
Changed in aptitude:
status: New → Fix Released
Changed in aptitude:
status: Fix Released → Fix Committed
Changed in aptitude:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Paul White (paulw2u) wrote :

Upstream bug was merged with #403372 and included in aptitude 0.8.2-1
Ubuntu changelog includes:

    - New features:
      * [cmdline] New commands "showsrc" and "source"
        (Closes: #243412, #403372, #403631)

Closing by marking "Fix Released"

Changed in aptitude (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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