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[4]: Much ado about nothing
by leos on Tue 19th Aug 2008 14:35 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Much ado about nothing"
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The fonts? The startup scripts? If a home user has to touch those setting, the system is broken?!? Whose computer is it, anyway?

Someone else already mentioned ~/.fonts
You shouldn't have to mess with the startup scripts. If you want a program starting in the GUI, use the GUI tools in Gnome or KDE to start it after boot. If you want to configure a system service to start (already extremely unlikely for any average user), use any startup script GUI tool to do it.

If you want to tweak the settings of apache to start with a specified flag or what have you, you're way advanced and finding init.d is a trivial and insignificant part of the task.

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