Subject: Re: pkg_stow
To: NetBSD Packages Technical Discussion List <tech-pkg@NetBSD.ORG>
From: pancake <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/08/2007 20:28:35
I've written a similar tool written in scheme for the Bee GNU/Hurd using
pkgsrc as base for binary packages.

It worked fine, but the project has been abandoned few time ago. Maybe
any of you could be interested in the source.

The program is called "stut":


On Wed, 07 Mar 2007 17:39:58 -0500
"Johnny C. Lam" <> wrote:

> 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.
> 	Cheers,
> 	-- Johnny Lam <>

pancake <>