Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th May 2009 19:17 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Ask OSNews is apparently quite popular among you guys; the questions just keep on coming in. Since David took on the first two, we decided to let me handle this one - it's an area I've personally covered before on OSNews: file system layouts. One of our readers, a Linux veteran, studied the GoboLinux effort to introduce a new filesystem layout, and wondered: "Why not adopt the more sensible file system from GoboLinux as the new LSB standard?"
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by shevegen on Fri 29th May 2009 11:24 UTC
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The FHS is a joke.

Sabayon has had /usr/kde4 and /usr/kde3 as part of "transitioning" to KDE 4.

This was a clear violation of the FHS, and if Sabayon can use versioned directories already then I wonder why Gobo can not developed the concept further.

However, the FHS is like the holy grail. No distribution really *wants* to change from it, they aren't even truly compatible to it (see Sabayon), plus the FHS changes over time as well (in the past we had /usr/X11R6 as an exemption from their stupid rules, but this was now changed).

Still, someone explain to me why the Sabayon way is fine, but the Gobolinux way was bad bad bad.

PS: And on Gobolinux "cd /usr" just works exactly like on any other distribution. So what is the point?

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