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GNU Stow 2.3.1 released

From: Adam Spiers
Subject: GNU Stow 2.3.1 released
Date: Sun, 28 Jul 2019 14:40:18 +0100
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Hi all,

GNU Stow 2.3.1 is now available for download from

and also from the mirrors[1] as soon as they catch up. Stow is a symlink farm manager program which takes distinct sets of software and/or data located in separate directories on the filesystem, and makes them all appear to be installed in a single directory tree. While Stow has often been used to manage system-wide software installations, it also provides a clean mechanism for managing software and configuration files in users' home directories:

More information is available at the homepage:

[1] You can see a list of mirrors at
    or use which will automatically
    redirect to a nearby mirror.

Here is a summary of the changes since the previous release; please see the ChangeLog for full details.
* For improved ease of installation, dependencies on Hash::Merge and
 Clone::Choose introduced in 2.3.0 were removed again.

 Historically stow hasn't had runtime dependencies other than Perl
 itself, which is a useful property if you're managing the
 installation of Perl using stow.  This property has now been

 Many thanks to Adam Sampson for this patch!


* An issue with the test suite was fixed.

 t/cli.t was not testing with the right Perl executable, as reported


 Thanks to Slaven Rezic for spotting this and reporting it!

* Various maintainer tweaks

 The release process and its documentation were improved in various
 minor ways.

Happy hacking,

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