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XStow

 
Current stable release: 1.0.2
Current stable (ancient) release: 0.5.1

News

2014-04-06

Fixed spelling mistakes and a warning in the configure script.

2014-01-04

GCC 4.8 fixes. Thanks to Robin Lee who sent me the some patches. Some bugs in the configure script were fixed.

2010-07-22

After 2 Years of no changes at all, I've made a bugfix in the unstable release. And since I've never had any problems with this version I call it 1.0.0 now. Maybe it's because the ancient 0.5.1 even won't compile on my SuSE 10.3 box :-)

2008-09-27

Ported the unstable release to gcc 4.x series.

2005-03-06

During the last 2 years I made some small bugfixes, added small features and always thought that the changes are too small for publishing a new release. But all together these changes are to heavy for simple publishing it as a stable release.
So here it is: a preview unstable release of something that may will become version 1.0.0.
From now on all unstable releases are marked explicit as unstable!
Sources are available on Sourceforge Download Page

2003-03-02

XStow is now integrated in the ports system of Free BSD.

2002-12-31

XStow is now available on debian/unstable.
Thanks to Mats Rynge for uploading the package.

About

XStow is a replacement of GNU Stow written in C++. It supports all features of Stow with some extensions.

XStow as GNU Stow, are programs 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 requires Perl. But what's on systems where no Perl is available, or not yet installed? I tried compiling Stow with perlcc, but it failed.

For compiling XStow a C++ compiler and a system with a couple of POSIX functions is required. It does not depend on an interpreter. Static compilation eg.: for resque disks is possible.

XStow installs packages in exact the same way like stow, so you even can start a Linux From Scratch installation with XStow and when Perl is running, you can continue installation by using GNU Stow.

Even the command line options are compatible.

But there are:

Special Features

All of them breaking compatibility with Stow!
But who cares... :)

Note

Even if there is the 'X' in XStow's name, it is a complete command line based application. There is no X11 support in any way.

Manpage XStow   Manpage xstow.ini   Manpage merge-info   Sourceforge Page (download there)

Martin Oberzalek <kingleo@gmx.at>
Last modified: Thu Jun 27 23:15:12 CEST 2010
 
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