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[5]: Much ado about nothing
by dexter11 on Tue 19th Aug 2008 17:34 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Much ado about nothing"
dexter11
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2008-01-11

IMHO even leaving the current dir structure intact but renaming the directories would make it more intuitive and more user friendly.

But is people really having problems with the classic unix names? Because I don't see such a thing happening.
I do. A lot of times I try to help a newbie I have to give a short introduction to FHS. Why is it better to learn what e.g. the etc directory contains instead of just knowing what's in a dir just by looking at its name?

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