Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: "Jürgen Steinel" <Juergen.Steinel@××××××××××.de>
To: gentoo-dev@××××××××××.org
Subject: [gentoo-dev] package management using stow
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 13:56:29
Message-Id: 01101121554600.10502@pc-juergens
1 Hi there,
3 I'm using gentoo Linux for three weeks now and do really like
4 the ports concept.
6 Installing lots of programmes from source myself, I'm using
7 stow to mange the programmes installed under /usr/local.
9 I've seen a machine that uses stow (or some similiar tool)
10 for *all* packages i.e. there are no files in /usr/bin, /bin, /usr/share
11 or elsewhere. Everything is just a symlink to <packagedir>/<packagename>/bin
12 and so on.
14 Now I wondered, if this is easy to implement using ebuild. I thought
15 it could be possible to look for "./configure"-statements in the ebuild-file
16 during compile-time and change the prefix given there to somewhat
17 like /usr/stow/<packagename> and call stow to create the symlinks afterwards.
19 Has someone ever thought about using this?
21 Jürgen