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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Adam S
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That whole "/usr" = Unix System Resources is not really confirmed. Most people think that's a "backronym" which was invented long after the /usr structure was in effect.

And what the hell is "etcetera!?" I know what the term means, but if 50% of a usable Linux system lives there, that's poor categorization, no?

Frankly, the current layout sucks. From one system to another, the same program could be installed in ten different locations (/bin, /sbin, /usr/local/bin, /opt ,to name a few common ones).

Whatever the changes, something should be done about this obscene mess. The only logical argument to keep it is that millions of programs follow its ridiculous rules.

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