sysutils/stow - The NetBSD Packages Collection

Maps several separate packages into a tree without merging them

Stow is a tool for managing the installation of multiple software
packages in the same run-time directory tree.  One historical
difficulty of this task has been the need to administer, upgrade,
install and remove files in independent packages without confusing
them with other files sharing the same filesystem space.

The approach used by Stow is to install each package into its own
tree, then use symbolic links to make it appear as though the files
are installed in the common tree.  Administration can be performed in
the package's private tree in isolation from clutter from other

Stow was inspired by Carnegie-Mellon's Depot program, but is
substantially smaller.

Build dependencies

pkgtools/mktools devel/gmake pkgtools/cwrappers

Runtime dependencies


Binary packages

NetBSD 10.0aarch64stow-2.3.1.tgz
NetBSD 10.0aarch64stow-2.2.2nb5.tgz
NetBSD 10.0aarch64ebstow-2.3.1.tgz
NetBSD 10.0alphastow-2.2.2nb5.tgz
NetBSD 10.0alphastow-2.3.1.tgz
NetBSD 10.0earmv6hfstow-2.3.1.tgz
NetBSD 10.0earmv6hfstow-2.2.2nb5.tgz
NetBSD 10.0earmv7hfstow-2.3.1.tgz
NetBSD 10.0earmv7hfstow-2.2.2nb5.tgz
NetBSD 10.0i386stow-2.3.1.tgz
NetBSD 10.0i386stow-2.2.2nb5.tgz
NetBSD 10.0m68kstow-2.2.2nb5.tgz
NetBSD 10.0powerpcstow-2.2.2nb5.tgz
NetBSD 10.0powerpcstow-2.2.2nb5.tgz
NetBSD 10.0sparc64stow-2.3.1.tgz
NetBSD 10.0sparcstow-2.2.2nb5.tgz
NetBSD 10.0sparcstow-2.3.1.tgz
NetBSD 10.0vaxstow-2.2.2nb5.tgz
NetBSD 10.0x86_64stow-2.3.1.tgz
NetBSD 10.0x86_64stow-2.2.2nb5.tgz
NetBSD 9.0aarch64stow-2.3.1.tgz
NetBSD 9.0aarch64stow-2.2.2nb5.tgz
NetBSD 9.0alphastow-2.2.2nb5.tgz
NetBSD 9.0alphastow-2.3.1.tgz
NetBSD 9.0earmstow-2.2.2nb5.tgz
NetBSD 9.0earmv6hfstow-2.3.1.tgz
NetBSD 9.0earmv6hfstow-2.2.2nb5.tgz
NetBSD 9.0earmv7hfstow-2.3.1.tgz
NetBSD 9.0earmv7hfstow-2.2.2nb5.tgz
NetBSD 9.0i386stow-2.3.1.tgz
NetBSD 9.0i386stow-2.2.2nb5.tgz
NetBSD 9.0m68kstow-2.2.2nb5.tgz
NetBSD 9.0mips64ebstow-2.2.2nb5.tgz
NetBSD 9.0powerpcstow-2.2.2nb5.tgz
NetBSD 9.0powerpcstow-2.2.2nb5.tgz
NetBSD 9.0powerpcstow-2.3.1.tgz
NetBSD 9.0sh3elstow-2.2.2nb5.tgz
NetBSD 9.0sparc64stow-2.2.2nb5.tgz
NetBSD 9.0sparc64stow-2.3.1.tgz
NetBSD 9.0sparcstow-2.2.2nb5.tgz
NetBSD 9.0x86_64stow-2.3.1.tgz
NetBSD 9.0x86_64stow-2.2.2nb5.tgz
NetBSD 9.3x86_64stow-2.3.1.tgz
NetBSD 9.3x86_64stow-2.3.1.tgz

Binary packages can be installed with the high-level tool pkgin (which can be installed with pkg_add) or pkg_add(1) (installed by default). The NetBSD packages collection is also designed to permit easy installation from source.

Available build options


Known vulnerabilities

The pkg_admin audit command locates any installed package which has been mentioned in security advisories as having vulnerabilities.

Please note the vulnerabilities database might not be fully accurate, and not every bug is exploitable with every configuration.

Problem reports, updates or suggestions for this package should be reported with send-pr.