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

the filesystem is.

the structure is like this:

/Programs/bash/version-number/"bin and friends"

inside /Programs/bash there will be a symlink called Default that point to one of the version-number dirs.

that Default symlink again is the target for the symlinks found under /System/Links. (the subdirs of Links is the basis for the compatiblity symlinks btw)

note that at any given time you can specifically call on one of the bash versions by entering the full path, like say /Programs/bash/x.y.z/bin/bash.

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