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Re: Stow

From: Paul Sander
Subject: Re: Stow
Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2002 09:58:15 -0700

Each platform usually has a packaging method available as well.  Solaris,
IRIX, HP-UX, AIX, Linux, and *BSD Unix all have packaging systems supplied
with them.  Microsoft's systems have commercial products, e.g. InstallShield
and InstallAnywhere that perform these tasks.

Typically, the administrators of these systems know how to use the native
packaging tools, so using yet another "non-standard" one (in their eyes,
even if it's portable) is a trade-off.

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>On Fri, Oct 25, 2002 at 08:52:29AM -0700, Ray Tayek wrote:
>> or suppose you download and install the latest version of your favorite 
>> software and find that it just doesn't work. how about some way to 
>> automagically roll back to a previous version?

>Stow ( is excellent
>for this!  It's basically a package manager, but an extremely
>lightweight one.

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