Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Aug 2008 23:33 UTC, submitted by Charles Wilson
Editorial GoboLinux is a distribution which sports a different file system structure than 'ordinary' Linux distributions. In order to remain compatible with the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard, symbolic links are used to map the GoboLinux tree to standard UNIX directories. A post in the GoboLinux forums suggested that it might be better to turn the concept around: retain the FHS, and then use symbolic links to map the GoboLinux tree on top of it. This sparked some interesting discussion. Read on for more details.
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RE[2]: I like the idea
by ari-free on Tue 19th Aug 2008 01:33 UTC in reply to "RE: I like the idea"
ari-free
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2007-01-22

"its major problem would be the inconsistency of the naming conventions and hierarchy layouts among the different Linux distributions."

That's the problem with the many distros. One distro can't rock the boat as long as everyone else offers the safe status quo.

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RE[3]: I like the idea
by mallard on Tue 19th Aug 2008 13:32 in reply to "RE[2]: I like the idea"
mallard Member since:
2006-01-06

That's the advantage of the many distros. One distro can try new things while everyone else still offers what people are used to.

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