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[2]: How about just a simple read?
by dagw on Mon 25th Aug 2008 13:41 UTC in reply to "RE: How about just a simple read?"
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In addition it seems that half the problems stem from the fact that FHS isn't strict or detailed enough, leaving too much leeway for distros to decide where stuff should go. If anything the FHS should contain more "complexity" to the extent it should contain even more restrictions and details about how things should and should not be done.

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