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: Good stuff
by hobgoblin on Tue 19th Aug 2008 14:27 UTC in reply to "Good stuff"
hobgoblin
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referring to to sandboxes and such?

works ok for me.

however, the wiki should probably have some content removed or marked as no longer valid as it makes a single step install (if your dealing with a sane ./configure based source archive) into a multistep one.

basically its this:

MakeRecipe "app-name" "version-number" "url-to-source-archive"

then let the scripts chew on it for a bit and spit out a basic recipe.

then you go:

Compile "app-name"

if all goes well, you should be left with a working app, ready to be used.

as for multilib, if your thinking about having multiple versions of the same lib side by side then yes. i currently have two versions of QT installed.

one to support kde 3.5.x, the other to support the latest smplayer.

its a bit messy tho as one have to juggle SymlinkProgram a bit to get the correct lib version to be Default.

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