Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on February 15, 2007 09:26 AM
"It looks a lot like the Windows file-system hierarchy to me." It's not at all like the Windows file-system (at least not meant to be), just that the name are spelled out instead of beeing three letter abreviations. The object of the directory layout is just to avoid having a packaging management tool. To uninstall a package all you need to do is remove its directory from the<nobr> <wbr></nobr>/Programs folder, you don't even need a tool for that. The advantage is just that - you don't _need_ any tools for management. They are just there to help.
I don't see why a packaging management tool would help, as there's no problem with the core packages. The system is already solid using this "packaging" technique.