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Stow your non-repo installations


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Do you ever install from source or use make/makeinstall or its kindred? Using Stow you can manage these installs to make it easy to remove them later if you wish. Stow is most likely already available in your distro's repo.

 

https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-use-gnu-stow-to-manage-programs-installed-from-source-and-dotfiles

https://www.linux.com/news/get-rid-stowaway-packages-gnu-stow

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abarbarian

I had a look at STOW but it seemed pretty complicated to set up and run, at least it seemed that way to me. Neat idea though. :breakfast:

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I had a look at STOW but it seemed pretty complicated to set up and run, at least it seemed that way to me. Neat idea though. :breakfast:

I thought it sounded pretty simple, mainly just set a different directory to install in. Well, simpler than writing systemd timers and working out regexes for awk and sed which is the last things I did before reading about Stow. :)

I've only ever built a handful of things from source so it may be some time before I actually try it.

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