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[2]: Comment by synclee
by synclee on Sun 24th Aug 2008 15:31 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by synclee"
synclee
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No, is should not. /Boot (or /boot) should contain only kernel, storage and system console drivers, a set of hardware testing and filesystem repair tools and a flashing tool for updating the /Boot from some storage device.

Services for user authentification, network, graphic, sound, etc should be in /System, along with WM and decorator, frameworks like OpenGL and OpenAL and servers. Also, here is where system configuration tools should be placed.

/Common and /Home/John Doe/ sould contain user level application only.

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