Organizer for /usr/local software packages
GNU Stow is a software installation manager for /usr/local. Using
symbolic links, GNU Stow helps you keep the installations separate
(/usr/local/stow/emacs vs. /usr/local/stow/perl, for example) while
maintaining the illusion that they are all under /usr/local.
This is GNU Stow, a program for managing the installation of software
packages, keeping them separate (/usr/local/stow/emacs
vs. /usr/local/stow/perl, for example) while making them appear to be
installed in the same place (/usr/local).
Stow is a Perl script which should run correctly under Perl 4 and Perl
5. You must install Perl before running Stow. For more information
about Perl, see http:/
README for GNU Stow in Debian
The most common way to use GNU Stow is to install your local packages in
/usr/local/stow/<package-name> and then use the stow command to install
symlinks into /usr/local. Previous versions of the Debian stow package,
when installed, creates the /usr/local/stow directory as a hint to new
system administrators on where to put things.
News file for Stow.
* Changes in version 1.3.3:
** Now requires Perl 5.005 or later
** Initially empty directories are not removed anymore
** Removed buggy fastcwd (we use POSIX::getcwd instead)
** Fixed bug when the common Parent of Target dir and Stow dir was "/"
** Fixed bug when handling directories named "0"
** Stow now only warns the user if a directory is unreadabl
stow - software
stow (1.3.3-3.2) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Fix package-contains-info-dir
Sun Jan 06 12:18:50 2002 Guillaume Morin <email@example.com>
* Makefile.am: use EXTRA_DIST to in
-*- outline -*-
* Autodetect "foreign" stow directories
* Fix empty-dir problem (see "Known bugs"
Stow was written by Bob Glickstein <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Zanshin
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