Subject: Re: pkg_stow
To: Malcolm Herbert <>
From: Johnny C. Lam <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/07/2007 17:39:58
Malcolm Herbert wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 07, 2007 at 04:52:36PM -0500, Johnny C. Lam wrote:
> |I've attached a script called "pkg_stow" that does roughly what GNU stow
> |does, but implemented using system tools.  Probably only works right now
> |on NetBSD because I'm using the "readlink" command to compute the target
> |of a symlink.  There's probably a way to use "ls" to approximate it, but
> |that's not too important to me right now.  I'm not looking for
> |feedback... just thought I'd share something I was working on with
> |others that might see a use for it.
> I'm curious: what does this do that the ordinary stow does not?

Nothing... it's actually less featureful, but it's a non-perl 
implementation of the concept of tree-folding, so you don't have to 
install perl.


	-- Johnny Lam <>