Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Aug 2008 23:33 UTC, submitted by Charles Wilson
Editorial GoboLinux is a distribution which sports a different file system structure than 'ordinary' Linux distributions. In order to remain compatible with the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard, symbolic links are used to map the GoboLinux tree to standard UNIX directories. A post in the GoboLinux forums suggested that it might be better to turn the concept around: retain the FHS, and then use symbolic links to map the GoboLinux tree on top of it. This sparked some interesting discussion. Read on for more details.
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I like the idea
by Moredhas on Tue 19th Aug 2008 00:01 UTC
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2008-04-10

When I first started using Linux, I was confronted by dozens of virtually incomprehensible folders outside of my home folder. I know my way around, vaguely, now, and the names sort of made sense, but it's still a bit of a shock to new users. When I heard about Gobo about a year ago, I liked the idea, but I didn't want to move to another distribution. The fastest way to propagate the idea would probably be to write a shell script that creates all the necessary symlinks in almost any distribution. That way, people can try the new hierarchy on for size without leaving their current comfort zone.

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