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[3]: Good stuff
by hobgoblin on Thu 21st Aug 2008 14:09 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Good stuff"
hobgoblin
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well a homemade recipe will show up in /Files/Compile/LocalRecipes, but beyond that there is not much that allows one to tell a homemade install from one found in the repository (that i know of at least).

and every versioned dir has a Resources subdir that among other things hold a dependencies file. this is autogenerated at end of a Compile if none exist before.

and the FS (or the distro in general) is not really newbie targeted. its more of a KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid) design that happens to have some newbie friendly qualities (that is if one ever gets the precompiled packages to match the number of recipes).

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