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Re: Get rid of stows

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 80.108.103.172] on February 24, 2008 12:16 AM
What you write here is WRONG. As in, it is the WRONG approach because there are SIMPLER ones and they are more elegant. It also makes the community split up, because every distribution adds incompatibilities (where can you find config files? is it /etc/perl/ or is it /etc/perl_settings.xml ...)

Your way adds a layer upon the system. A needless layer. One that complicates everything.

How GoboLinux solves the issue at hand is a LOT more elegant. It comes extremely close to AppDirs.

After that you can add a package manager, but before that there is NO need at all to completely mess up your system with the traditional way Linux behaves (aka FHS)

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