GoboLinux - Fun with File System Hierarchy
Posted Jan 22, 2004 11:33 UTC (Thu) by ptr
Parent article: GoboLinux - Fun with File System Hierarchy
I do not think that the Programs directory structure is more *logical* than the standard hierarchy (except the names themselves, maybe, for linux the "usr" directory naming is rediculous and purely historical).
The standard structure is a lot more useful for doing backups. Their /Programs structure is a lot more useful for doing package management within the file system.
What I like about GoboLinux is that they try to provide multiple views of the file system via symlinks (all executables are accesable via /System/Links/Executables). That makes for example backups easier. Unfortunately, sometimes symlinks themselves contain information in their target, thus you cannot simple use "follow symlinks" in your backups.
What I really dislike is the /tmp directory (look at all the security problems, etc.). A normal (non-server) user process should really avoid writing anywhere but into the home directory and use a private tmp storage in there. An even a server process or X11 should rather use something in /var.
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