Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 3rd Jul 2006 02:42 UTC
Linux It's been over a year since the last time I reviewed (1, 2) the Linux distribution that I use most of the time, Arch Linux. Since then, while the distro-specific innovations have slowed a bit down, maturity and stability has emerged.
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Stow
by transami on Mon 3rd Jul 2006 11:28 UTC
transami
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2006-02-28

Two thumbs up for Arch as well, I would really like to manage software with stow though - I wonder if there's a way to modify pacman to automitically use stow?

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RE: Stow
by dswain on Mon 3rd Jul 2006 14:21 in reply to "Stow"
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2005-07-03

I'm not exactly sure what "Stow" is, but if it's another package manager, you may very well be able to replace it over pacman. I don't imagine it being too difficult. If it's a repo to download packages from then yes you can add it. You just need to make a line in /etc/pacman.conf for it. It would look something like this:

[shadowhand] #This being the name of the repo
Server = http://arch.os-zen.net/pkg/shadowhand #This being the server address

Then go ahead and run pacman -Sy and then it should update that repo for you.

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RE: Stow
by AlexandreAM on Mon 3rd Jul 2006 16:24 in reply to "Stow"
AlexandreAM Member since:
2006-02-06

Just for your information, I believe the parent was referring to GNU Stow:

http://www.gnu.org/software/stow/

A kind of package manager that installs software in isolated directories and ... well.. read the page ;)

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