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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hobgoblin
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2005-07-06

another neat trick is that one can pop a app dir off there, put it on a external drive, and ones one wants to use it, reattach it to the system via symlinks.

there are scripts available for it, and i have been pondering about learning enough python to automate the process.

memory sticks full of gobo apps anyone? ;)

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