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]: I like the idea
by irbis on Tue 19th Aug 2008 14:54 UTC in reply to "RE: I like the idea"
irbis
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This idea isn't generally bad, but its major problem would be the inconsistency of the naming conventions and hierarchy layouts among the different Linux distributions.

Gobo Linux isn't meant to be a mainstream distro for everyone, but advertises itself as a Linux distro for relatively advanced users (= a minority. So basically this could only be a problem to those few experienced Gobo Linux users who already decided that they like the Gobo ideas, and so likely not a huge problem for them.

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