all Debian source are belong to usOn Tue 02 July 2013 with tags mirror announce sources
Written by Ana Guerrero
This is a verbatim repost from Stefano Zacchiroli's post
TL;DR: go to http://sources.debian.net and enjoy.
Debsources is a new toy I've been working on at IRILL together with Matthieu Caneill. In essence, debsources is a simple web application that allows to publish an unpacked Debian source mirror on the Web.
You can deploy Debsources where you please, but there is a main instance at
sources.d.n for short) that you will
probably find interesting.
sources.d.n follows closely the Debian archive in
- it is updated 4 times a day to reflect the content of the Debian archive
- it contains sources coming from official Debian suites: the usual ones
(from oldstable to experimental),
*-backports(from Wheezy on)
sources.d.n you can therefore browse the content of Debian source
packages with usual code viewing features like syntax highlighting. More
interestingly, you can search through the source code (of unstable only,
though) via integration with http://codesearch.debian.net. You can also use
sources.d.n programmatically to
query available versions or
link to specific lines, with the
possibility of adding contextual pop-up messages
In fact, you might have stumbled upon
sources.d.n already in the past few
days, via other popular Debian services where it has already been integrated.
codesearch.d.n now defaults to show results via
and the PTS has grown new "browse source
code" hyperlinks that point to it. If you've ideas of other Debian services
sources.d.n should be integrated, please let me know.
I find Debsources and
sources.d.n already quite useful but, as it often
happens, there is still a lot
Obviously, it is all Free Software (released under GNU AGPLv3). Do not hesitate
to report new bugs and, better, to submit patches for the outstanding ones.
- Matthieu Caneill is the main developer of
Debsources web front-end;
sources.d.nwouldn't exist without him.
- others have already contributed patches to integrate
sources.d.nwith other services, in particular:
- many thanks to Michael Stapelberg (for
- Paul Wise (for PTS integration).
- a full list of contributors is available and eagerly waiting for new additions
- IRILL has kindly provided sponsoring for Matthieu's
initial development work on Debsources, and offered both the server and
hosting facilities that power
PS in case you were wondering: at present
sources.d.n requires ~381
GB of disk space to hold all uncompressed source packages, plus ~83 GB for
the local (compressed) source mirror