Ubuntu – find the source of Nautilus

nautilussource code

Where can I find the source of Nautilus? I'd like to play around with its source code and compile it. What's the best way to go about this? Obviously, it would be nice if I would easily be able to revert to the repository version if something bad happens 🙂

Best Answer

If you want use the same sources from the installed version you must get it from the Ubuntu repository.

First, from the softwate center, software sources, you need to enable the "source code" sources.

Then you can use apt-get source, to get the source, and dpkg-buildpackage, to build the package.

Check the following link for details. http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/apt-howto/ch-sourcehandling.en.html

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