Re: [dev] Opinions on GNU stow

From: hiro <>
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2017 18:25:54 +0200

what makes you think the complexity of trying to replace symlinks with
something slightly less sucky is worth the gain?

is it all just about perceived cleanliness or is there also a
practical advantage?

tinycorelinux packages are "extreme"? why?

On 8/31/17, Anselm R Garbe <> wrote:
> On 31 August 2017 at 09:33, hiro <> wrote:
>> The reason symlinks are still being used is that unions on linux are
>> an even bigger, unstable piece of shit. The tinycorelinux people tried
>> them out for their package system and had to give up and use the
>> "hack" instead.
> See my other mail, I wouldn't take it into the extreme, but just
> define a couple of use-case specific "overlays".
> Old school package managers would become part of contributing into an
> overlay repo that consists of a full range of tools
> sharing/contributing to a common use case.
> BR,
> Anselm
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