I’m still encountering migration issues from Gentoo to Ubuntu. Apperantly, Gentoo is much more user friendly than Ubuntu when it comes to compiling packages. In Gentoo you’ve got almost all the major dependencies you need. In Ubuntu, on the other hand, you need to hunt them down. It’s much easier with the main ones, as they are listed. But there are some small ones which are harder to track. I came across the following error while trying to compile gitg, a GUI for Git, today:
./configure: line 14447: syntax error near unexpected token `maximum'
./configure: line 14447: `GNOME_COMPILE_WARNINGS(maximum)'
After not so short investigation I found out I was missing
sudo apt-get install gnome-common
Why can’t be one distribution which is user-friendly like Ubuntu and in the same time developer-friendly like Gentoo?