Best way to update CVS install?
jqp at park.se
Mon Mar 17 17:53:59 CET 2003
If you are using the excellent 'stow' (available at your favourite
GNU mirror, like ftp.sunet.se/pub/gnu/stow) you configure all
your programs with --prefix=/opt/<program-name-and-version>.
That gives you all your compiled programs in /opt. Then you run
'stow -d /opt -t /usr/local <program-name-and-version>' which
makes symbolic links in /usr/local of everything found in
To uninstall a program you simply
'stow -D -d /opt -t /usr/local <program-name-and-version>' to remove
the links and 'rm -r /opt/<program-name-and-version>' to remove the
No more unknown files that you don't dare removing lurking around in
I just don't get why Debian's the only distro AFAIK that installs
stow by default.
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