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Why does 'apt-get source' fail with 'Permission denied' errors?

I am getting following error when i try to fetch source for my current running kernel. At present i am using following kernel: ignite@ignite:~$ uname -a Linux ignite 3.5.0-17-generic #28-Ubuntu SMP ...
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If I'm building from source, why does it require more space than installing via apt-get?

I was trying to install the program by compiling and then installing it. I choose PINTA. It requires these dependencies: mono mono-xbuild automake autoconf libmono-cairo2.0-cil gtk-sharp2 and it ...
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can dpkg obtain the source code of a package?

apt-get source {some-package-name} gets the source code of that .deb. Can this be achieved with dpkg instead? Or with software-center?
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How to change, configure and make a installed package…darkstat

I've installed darkstat via: "apt-get install". I then downloaded the darkstat source code to make some changes to it using: "apt-get source darkstat". I made my changes, then I used the command: ...
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Source code for Layout Based Switcher in KDE?

I want to take a look at the source code for the Layout Based Switcher. I know how to use apt-get source <packagename> to pull source, my problem is kde has an awful lot of packages, and I'm not ...
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Understanding APT source code

I want to analyze the APT source code. I have downloaded it and also installed a source code browser for Gedit. But still I have no clue where to begin. I have only read "sl"'s source code before. I ...