stowES - stow enhancement script

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This is the small homepage of stowES, the stow enhancement script.

stowES (stow Enhancement Script) is a Perl script which tries to ease the use of the "stow" packaging program and software which can be compiled and installed with autoconf. It automates the compilation and installation of software packages by calling tar, configure, make, and stow with the appropriate arguments. Furthermore it helps maintaining your installed software by creating library dependencies and checksums, and providing various search functions. It is also possible to create tar-archives out of your installed packages.
You can also list and check your packages and your installation directory. See the README-file at the botton for a full explanation of all the commands and options available.


Current released version:0.5.7

stowES is currently and has been used by me under Debian GNU/Linux, Solaris and AIX. It's also in the FreeBSD's Port Collection (Description, FTP). If you have any problems with it, let me know.

Bug in stow

Debian has closed this bug with version 1.3.2-12 in the woody distribution. Grab it here.

The following is only relevant to potato or older versions:

There's a severe bug in stow which is especially triggered by stowES. See my bug report at the Debian Bugtracking system for a more precise explanation.


Patch against the original version of stow (version 1.3.2) including the Debians patches.
Patch against the Debian version of stow (version 1.3.2-11). That's the patch I did.
Patched version of stow including the Debian changes.


stowES-0.5.7 - stowes_0.5.7-1_all.deb
stowES-0.5.6 - stowes_0.5.6-1_all.deb
stowES-0.5.5 - stowes_0.5.5-1_all.deb
stowES-0.5.4 - stowes_0.5.4-1_all.deb
stowES-0.5.3 - stowes_0.5.3-1_all.deb
stowES-0.5.2 - stowes_0.5.2-1_all.deb
stowES-0.5.1 - stowes_0.5.1-1_all.deb
stowES-0.5 - stowes_0.5-1_all.deb
stowES-0.4.4 - stowes_0.4.4-1_all.deb
stowES-0.4.3 - stowes_0.4.3-1_all.deb
stowES-0.4.2 - stowes_0.4.2-1_all.deb


stowES is copyrighted by
Adam Lackorzynski and is licensed through the GNU General Public License.


See the README and the NEWS files.
The ChangeLog is here.

The manpage is here.

Adam Lackorzynski
Thursday, 17-Oct-2013 19:03:21 CEST