Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 23rd Aug 2008 15:37 UTC
Editorial Earlier this week, we ran a story on GoboLinux, and the distribution's effort to replace the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard with a more pleasant, human-readable, and logical design. A lot of people liked the idea of modernising/replacing the FHS, but just as many people were against doing so. Valid arguments were presented both ways, but in this article, I would like to focus on a common sentiment that came forward in that discussion: normal users shouldn't see the FHS, and advanced users are smart enough to figure out how the FHS works.
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RE: Comment by Luminair
by FooBarWidget on Sun 24th Aug 2008 10:02 UTC in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
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Because it's impossible.

Software is complex. If it's broken, then that means it has a bug. Fixing a bug is rarely simple, and can even be disastrous when left in the hands of someone who doesn't understand it. Look at all the examples on Or look at the recent Debian OpenSSH vulnerabilities, which were caused by the fact that a person who didn't understand it tried to "fix" it.

You can't fix something without understanding it.

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