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GNU Source Release Collection

GSRC (GNU Source Release Collection) is a BSD Ports-like system for easily fetching, building and installing the latest GNU packages from source. Installing a package is as easy as "make -C gnu/<packagename> install" and it can be configured to install to your home directory, bypassing the need for administrator privileges. The quarterly releases of GSRC represent a periodic resease of all GNU packages together. It is also possible to stay up-to-date by checking out its Bazaar repository.


User's manual

Heckert gnu.small.png This is a GNU package:gsrc


version 2014.10.11 (stable)
released on 11 October 2014

User level


VCS Checkout

bzr checkout bzr:// gsrc



LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:GPLv3orlaterinvergo8 September 2012
Files specific to GSRC are Copyright (C) Free Software Foundation and

licensed under the GNU General Public License, Version 3, or (at your

option) any later version.
License:SimplePermissiveNonWarrantyinvergo8 September 2012
GSRC is based on the GAR build system by Nick Moffitt and GARstow

enhancements by Adam Sampson.

Files from GAR and GARstow are under the following license:

 Copyright (C) 2001 Nick Moffitt
 Copyright (C) 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 Adam Sampson
 Redistribution and/or use, with or without modification, is
 permitted.  This software is without warranty of any kind.  The
 author(s) shall not be liable in the event that use of the
software causes damage.

Leaders and contributors

Brandon Invergo Maintainer

Resources and communication

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DeveloperMailing List
Savannah (Ref)

Software prerequisites

Required to useGNU Make
Required to usegcc
Required to usebinutils

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 20 February 2018.


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