Hardy+1 Idea: GoboLinux Filesystem Hierarchy?

Mackenzie Morgan macoafi at gmail.com
Wed Jan 9 15:51:04 UTC 2008

There are two versions of Firefox in Gutsy, and nothing broke from it.

This just reminds me of the FSH on this darned Mac I'm stuck using.  I don't
like it.  It makes paths longer and more annoying to type (remember, our fs
is case-sensitive).

On Jan 9, 2008 7:46 AM, Sam Tygier <samtygier at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

> what i think is very useful about the gobo system is that it trivially
> handles multiple versions of a package.
> /Programs/Firefox/2.0
> /Programs/Firefox/3.0
> with debian systems there are sometimes packages with multiple versions,
> eg apache2, but i think it is extra work for the packagers, so it does not
> happen often
> Maybe this would solve problems with backports breaking other installed
> software. Firefox does not get backported because so many packages are built
> on it. But if it was trivial to have several firefox versions then
> everything is easier.
> Sam
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Mackenzie Morgan
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