[lug] The issues of separate /home partitions, or maybe just freedesktop/SuSE problems?

David L. Anselmi anselmi at anselmi.us
Sat Mar 21 22:25:32 MDT 2009

Chris Riddoch wrote:
> Yeah, that's what I was going for. Unfortunately, sometimes it seems
> like the OS encroaches on the home directory. Or it did, until I
> learned about stow.[1]  Until I get around to building RPMs of my own,
> it's a convenient approximation of package management for /usr/local.
> Makes it easy for me to switch back and forth between a bunch of
> different versions of ruby, for example.

You might be interested in nix then, rather than your own rpms.  Don't 
know how it compares to stow.

http://nixos.org/ (the package manager, not the distro)


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