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[7]: Comment by Luminair
by devurandom on Tue 26th Aug 2008 15:30 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Luminair"
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Let's be careful with attributing blame here. I doubt the user in question actually created the two smb.conf files. It was most likely done by the packagers of his distribution. Saying the users system sucks (and hinting at the incompetence of the user) because of choices made by the distro he uses his hardly a good start to a healthy debate.


I didn't mean at all it was user's fault and I apologize if I gave this impression. Saying "your system is messy" I meant "there is something wrong with your OS", no matter who did the mess (the user, the packagers etc.) -in fact, I thought about the OS designers when writing that ;) .

Anyway most distros come with two (or more) smb.conf files, one under /etc and one under /usr/share (and before we go any further, yes I agree that neither of those names are particularly good). So if anything it's Gentoo that's the odd one out and I'm a bit surprised that it doesn't have both of those. Are you sure you haven't deleted one of the .conf files yourself or does Gentoo rename one of them to something else?


I am on Kubuntu now at work, but I think on Gentoo there is smb.conf.example in one dir, and smb.conf in the /etc.

I checked that on Kubuntu the double file effectively pops out, and that's to be blamed on (K)ubuntu, surely.
Why is it so, btw?

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