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Get rid of stowaway packages with GNU Stow

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 75.70.237.86] on February 22, 2008 11:30 PM
I'm tired of hearing 'learn to build a proper package' (be sure to overlay that with a whiny geeky voice) . What a pompus wanker you are Michael. If it was that easy then all software would already be in your distros package format doncha think? For new users (and even those of us that are experienced users) what is better; 'make install' that tosses your package managers efforts right out the window or something like stow that DOES at least allow you to remove any software you've installed w/ make install? Let's also not forget that alot of software does not have a make uninstall option. I for one think checkinstall is great and now I will be further investigating stow thanks to this article. You can continue to live in your unrealiastic world where everyone knows how to builld packages because it's just soooo easy and intuitive.

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