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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RE: I like the idea
by hobgoblin on Tue 19th Aug 2008 05:24 UTC in reply to "I like the idea"
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what you could do is install rootless, and basically have gobolinux live in your home dir.

thats how gobolinux got started btw. hisham needed a way to manage software compiled inside a home dir on a terminal server.

then it got scaled up to do a full system, initially based on transforming a red hat install iirc.

but later on it was recreated using linux from scratch. and thats the basis of the gobolinux we have today.

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