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Re: SW under /usr/local/

On Fri, Sep 29, 2000 at 11:47:29AM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> >"Colin" == Colin Watson <cjw44@flatline.org.uk> writes:
> >> Sven Burgener <svenb@bluewin.ch> wrote:
> >>> I use GNU stow, but never actually saw anyone suggesting this to be
> >>> *the* method.
> >
> >> You have now ;) That's exactly how I deal with it, and I haven't
> >> seen anything that can do the job as well ...


> >> And the symlink algorithm it uses just *rocks*.

Sure does.

> When you want to uninstall the package, you just cd to /usr/local/stow
> again and type 'stow -D <package-name>', and it'll do the symlink magic
> in reverse; then you can delete /usr/local/stow/<package-name> in one
> go.

That's the whole beauty of it.

Thanks for all the replies.

The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it. 

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