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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No, there actually is not.

There can be new directories within /etc, and files inside that, or even more directories.

Perhaps you should try different distributions and look what differences they use.

The FHS is a silly standard.

a) It does not enforce itself much, not even as LSB standard (LSB only extends FHS, but does not govern the layout of configuration files in /etc, other than that they say you should place all config files in /etc but dont tell which config files *should* be used to HELP end users)

b) It removes flexibility for no other solutions. No Appdirs, no registry, no other solution may be applied. Now you monkeys can say that registry is always bad, that appdirs are always bad, but this is not the point. The point is that the FHS already restricts yourself. If you can not accept that the FHS restricts you, then go play on the meadow.

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