Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on February 15, 2007 03:45 PM
You miss the fact that even though libraries may be in different directories, it's still possible to get access them for every application wanting to load them. There is no need to have multiple versions of one library, why do you think that?
If you compare to legacy file system you can have libraries in<nobr> <wbr></nobr>/lib, usr/lib,<nobr> <wbr></nobr>/usr/local/lib,<nobr> <wbr></nobr>/opt/lib etc, what is the difference?
One advantage of having the way GoboLinux has it is that it is possible to actually have two versions of one library installed at the same time, if that is required, e.g. two applications require two incompatible versions of one library.