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[2]: Do we care? Really?
by eudoxos on Tue 19th Aug 2008 09:51 UTC in reply to "RE: Do we care? Really?"
eudoxos
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TeX directory structure has nothing to do with UNIX layout: it uses kpathsea to locate files (by filename, not directory) wherever they are, once they are added to the kpathsea ls-R database.

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