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yesterday i downloaded source of my virtual linux kernel and tried to compile it. It compiled indeed but could not boot from the new kernel.

Then today i decided to re-downloading after removing the folder where source files are located but it said "linux source is already the newest version"

I use the command below:

sudo apt-get install linux-source

What should i do to be able to re-download the source.


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Shouldn't this be on user error or server fault? – siride Oct 21 '10 at 15:55

Well, you did something that you should never do. You manually erased an installed package.

Try apt-get install -f linux-source

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sudo apt-get install --reinstall linux-source
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