Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 23rd Aug 2008 15:37 UTC
Editorial Earlier this week, we ran a story on GoboLinux, and the distribution's effort to replace the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard with a more pleasant, human-readable, and logical design. A lot of people liked the idea of modernising/replacing the FHS, but just as many people were against doing so. Valid arguments were presented both ways, but in this article, I would like to focus on a common sentiment that came forward in that discussion: normal users shouldn't see the FHS, and advanced users are smart enough to figure out how the FHS works.
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RE: Lots of this doesn't matter
by sorpigal on Sun 24th Aug 2008 12:00 UTC in reply to "Lots of this doesn't matter"
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Finer-grained standards for where files should go is a worthy idea, as there is notable variation there, but that's just a matter of somebody putting in symbolic links so the SUSE file locations work on Ubuntu, and vice-versa.

No, please no. Papering over the problem with symlinks is a rather horrifying idea. Wouldn't it be easier to get people together and get them to agree on something?

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