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GoboLinux: An Interview with Lucas Villa

Oct 12, 2007, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mayank Sharma)

[ Thanks to Mayank Sharma for this link. ]

"Mayank Sharma: So why did you break away from the traditional FHS? Are there any particular advantages?

"Lucas Villa: The major aim was to have a simple way of creating and sharing binary packages from programs compiled and installed from their source code. Splitting the filesystem tree into per-program subtrees was the most logical thinking, as packages could be created just by compressing its directory, or removed by deleting that. Another interesting advantage is that more than one version of the same program can be installed in the system at a given time, as each version lives inside its own directory. And this gives us a very unique feature: no database is needed to tell which packages are installed and what files each of them offer; that's just a matter of checking the directory contents inside /Programs..."

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