stow - Organizer for /usr/local software packages

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name stow
Package version 2.2.0
Package release 2
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 672 B
Download size 304.45 KB
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GNU Stow is a software installation manager for /usr/local.  Using
symbolic links, GNU Stow helps you keep the installations separate
(/usr/local/stow/emacs vs. /usr/local/stow/perl, for example) while
maintaining the illusion that they are all under /usr/local.


Package Version Architecture Repository
stow_2.2.0-2_all.deb 2.2.0 all Debian Main
stow - - -


Name Value
dpkg >= 1.15.4
install-info -
perl -


Type URL
Binary Package stow_2.2.0-2_all.deb
Source Package stow

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install stow deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install stow




2012-09-10 - Chuan-kai Lin <>
stow (2.2.0-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Add shebang lines to maintainer scripts (Closes: #686434).
* Include patch by Kalle Olavi Niemitalo <> to process
command-line arguments beyond '--' (Closes: #681752).
* Add 'set -e' to maintainer scripts per Policy section 10.4.
2012-04-12 - Chuan-kai Lin <>
stow (2.2.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version 2.2.0 (closes: #650986).
* Update to Standards-Version (no change needed).
* Convert package to 3.0 (quilt) source format.
* Set stow manpage to section 8 to match filename.
* Create and delete empty /usr/local/stow directory as advised by Policy
section 9.1.2, which also corrects the inappropriate fix for #528023
(closes: #564460).
* Add debian/watch file.
2010-01-31 - Micah Anderson <>
stow (1.3.3-3.2) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Fix package-contains-info-dir-file usr/share/info/dir.gz by
removing the file in the install-stow target in debian/rules
2010-01-30 - Micah Anderson <>
stow (1.3.3-3.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Apply patch to fix FTBS from Michael Bienia (Closes: #552917) 
2009-09-23 - Chuan-kai Lin <>
stow (1.3.3-3) unstable; urgency=low
* New maintainer (closes: #547243)
* Update to Standards-Version 3.8.3
* Move debian/rules to CDBS
* Stop creating /usr/local/stow in postinst in compliance with Policy
9.1.2 and FHS (closes: #528023)
* Use debhelper to install HTML manual (closes: #447307)
* Use upstream manpage, which has the right version (closes: #150234)
* Correct GPL license file pathname in upstream stow.8
2005-08-08 - Miguel Gea Milvaques <>
stow (1.3.3-2.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Use an auxiliar directory to execute texi2html to avoid the name
conflict. (closes: #318559)
2004-03-23 - Guillaume Morin <>
stow (1.3.3-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Don't install /usr/share/info/dir.gz when built with a buggy automake
Thanks to Andreas Metzler <> for his
detailed bug report and patch. (closes: #219990)
* Raised Standards-Version to
2001-12-30 - Guillaume Morin <>
stow (1.3.3-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release (closes: #100305,#98734)
* Raised Standards-version to
* control: Build-Depends -> Build-Depends-Indep
* Build-Depends on perl instead of perl5
* Removed README.Debian
* Updated copyright
2001-04-05 - Guillaume Morin <>
stow (1.3.2-14) unstable; urgency=low
* Purging stow now removes /usr/local/stow if empty (closes: #93038)
* Updated standards to
2001-01-13 - Guillaume Morin <>
stow (1.3.2-13) unstable; urgency=low
* Patched stow when "CommonParent" between target and module is /
(closes: #81258)

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