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]: Do we care? Really?
by mormon on Wed 20th Aug 2008 07:57 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Do we care? Really?"
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1st. You're saying that having 2 versions of i.e. firefox is only for testing new software versions. I want to assure you that it is very common solution for Web developers. You have to test application in different browsers even different versions of browsers.

2nd. You're saying about Debian's way of directory structure. Please try install Tomcat and configure it in Debian. /usr/share/doc isn't the most important in this case.

3rd. Bundle way of handling software would standardize Linux without having multilayer package managers (apt-get is a layer over deb and there are multi-managers which are layers over apt-get).

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