Feature #5987

Distribute source

Added by Tails 2013-07-18 07:49:03 . Updated 2016-06-01 12:28:39 .

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We need to distribute the source of what we ship inside Tails binary images, which basically means:

  • the source for included Debian packages
  • the source for Debian packages that are used at build-time to compile binary files, but not shipped inside the chroot (e.g. some -dkms packages, probably)



  1. offer to provide source upon request (Feature #5681)
  2. On the long run, we probably want something better. We must decide what path we choose.
    1. research ways to distribute source (Feature #5548)


Feature #5548: Research ways to distribute source Resolved


Feature #5681: Offer to provide the source of packages included in Tails upon request Resolved


Related issues

Related to Tails - Feature #5926: Freezable APT repository Resolved 2013-09-26
Related to Tails - Feature #6310: Publish source Debian packages used by Tails ISO images Resolved 2013-09-26
Related to Tails - Feature #6311: Document how to get the source code of packages shipped in Tails Resolved 2013-09-26


#1 Updated by Tails 2013-07-18 10:40:43

  • Priority changed from High to Normal

#2 Updated by Tails 2013-07-18 11:36:20

  • Priority changed from High to Normal

#3 Updated by Tails 2013-07-18 11:57:38

  • Priority changed from High to Normal

#4 Updated by intrigeri 2013-07-19 01:44:29

  • Type of work set to Sysadmin

Type of work: Sysadmin

#5 Updated by intrigeri 2013-10-04 02:30:36

  • Category set to Infrastructure
  • Starter set to No

#6 Updated by BitingBird 2014-06-20 13:34:02

  • Subject changed from distribute source to Distribute source

#7 Updated by intrigeri 2016-06-01 12:24:42

  • Assignee set to intrigeri
  • Target version changed from Hole in the Roof to Tails_2.5
  • Type of work changed from Sysadmin to End-user documentation

Once 2.4 is out, we will be distributing the source code of Debian packages we ship (e.g. http://tagged.snapshots.deb.tails.boum.org/2.4-rc1/) so everything that’ll left to do is to document this. I’ll do that!

#8 Updated by intrigeri 2016-06-01 12:28:39

  • Status changed from Confirmed to Duplicate
  • Assignee deleted (intrigeri)
  • Target version deleted (Tails_2.5)

Actually, this seems to be a duplicate of Feature #6310 + Feature #6311.