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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Middle Ground
by sb56637 on Tue 19th Aug 2008 12:28 UTC
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2006-05-11

Maybe it's not necessary to so drastically change the directory structure, but I definitely do think it could be simplified. For example, how many "bin" directories do we need? I just searched on my Ubuntu system and found no less than 6 "bin" dirs. And the list goes on. Four directories named "share" or "shared". Three named "sbin". This could definitely be cleaned up.

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