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Automatic package recompilation on apt-get upgrade

Is it possible to achieve the following setup with apt-get on debian based distros, particulary Ubuntu: I need to compile a package from source (like apt-get source ). Before compilation, I need to ...
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compile and install qtcurve successfully but system settings can't find it

I use kubuntu and I compiled the source of qtcurve and installed (the result is shown at the end). After, I went to System Settings -> Application Appearance -> Style -> Applications -> ...
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Programming in Windows 8

I am a semi-experienced Linux user and I write my software explicitly from command line. If I need a compiler, I simply sudo-apt-get it, if I need to run a code I just execute it from command line and ...
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Is the version of the linux kernel listed in the source some where?

If I'm looking at a version of the linux kernel source code, can I tell which version of the kernel it is? This is code that's currently not running on any platform (so I can't execute commands), ...
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can /usr/src be a sym link?

I want to store all source code of programs I have installed in /usr/src. However, due to size of the drive I made a sym link /usr/src that points to ~/src. That was nice. Unfortunately, that caused ...
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Where should I put the source files?

I am starting to develop a custom kernel modules, so I have the two related organizational questions: Where should I put all my source files? I keep the sources in home directory now ...
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Where do you find the Bash source files of programs in Linux/Mac OSX?

I am currently writing some convenience methods for my terminal in my bash_profile and am sure if what I am writing is "the best way". I figure a good way to verify whether what I'm doing is right or ...
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How to get Linux kernel vermagic from a source tree?

It is used when installing to /lib/modules It is printed after make modules_install Part of it is returned by scripts/setlocalversion. How to just get it without running make modules_install?
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Where can I find the source code for the program called useradd?

I am running SLED 11, and I want to understand what the useradd command does and how it does what it does. I know that SLED 11 is built from OpenSuSE 11.1 and I would be more than satisfied with the ...