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Re: [ITP] stow
- From: Schulman dot Andrew at epamail dot epa dot gov
- To: Max Bowsher <maxb at ukf dot net>
- Cc: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 16 May 2005 14:30:56 -0400
- Subject: Re: [ITP] stow
> > I would like to package and maintain stow for Cygwin. Stow is an
> > installation manager for local software packages. It installs
> > creating sets of symlinks from the installed location (e.g.
> > a stow directory (e.g. /usr/local/stow/emacs) where the real files
> This, presumably, should work fine for simple packages, but will be
> in conjunction with packages that install DLLs?
Right. I hadn't considered that, but since the Windows shortcut is
fundamentally broken, you're right that stowing won't work for DLLs, or
outside of the Cygwin environment. (Philosophical question: which
component of Windows deserves the blame for the failure of the Windows
shortcut? The file system, the shortcut design, or the shell?)
> If you've found a way around that, then great!
No, I'm afraid I haven't.
> If not, make sure to note so in the readme.
OK, I've uploaded new packages with a description of this problem in the