Practical experience with the directory structure presented in this paper can be divided in two parts. Firstly, the project was started off with a package based distribution which was gradually converted to the GoboLinux tree as the programs were updated to new versions. In this stage, structural ideas evolved and their validity and viability were verified.
In a second stage, we opted to compile the entire system following the GoboLinux hierarchy, intending to have total control of all files installed in the machine. We used as a basis the documentation created by the ``Linux from Scratch'' project ().