What deb-src URIs should I use?


I am trying to build Rhythmbox on my Linux Mint.
I cloned the Rhythmbox Git repo and read the build instructions. The first thing I tired was:
sudo apt build-dep rhythmbox
Reading package lists… Done
E: You must put some ‘deb-src’ URIs in your sources.list

I got the error above when trying to install the build-deps.
/etc/apt/sources.list is indeed empty, except for some comments.

What is the URI I should be using to get this package?



You should ask this question on a Mint support channel.

It’s mostly a duplicate source line with "deb-src" as prefix instead of "deb".

For e.g, below is /etc/apt/sources.list on Ubuntu 21.04:

deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hirsute main restricted
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hirsute main restricted

deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hirsute-updates main restricted
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hirsute-updates main restricted

If /etc/apt/sources.list is empty, then the source list files are probably in /etc/apt/sources.list.d directory.


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