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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Good stuff
by zombie process on Tue 19th Aug 2008 12:55 UTC
zombie process
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2005-07-08

Last time I worked with Gobo it was because I was challenged to after I called dogshit on their FS renaming scheme. Well, I was proven wrong - IMHO what they are working on is a very good idea. It makes more sense, makes side-by-side easier, and I'm guessing makes multilib a snap. Their build system was kind of a pita back then - around 6-8 months ago - and compiling stuff w/o it was a complete hassle. I think that once they get that polished up they will have a real winner.

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