nice writing! You might consider to link some of your breakoff pages also in Building.
Can you review/update Eclipse#With Synaptic under Ubuntu / Debian, too?
Thanks appreciate the feedback. I had considered incorporating the breakouts into the Building page where appropriate and not Ubunutu specific. Will do so!
I'll have a look at the Eclipse#With Synaptic under Ubuntu / Debian and see what I can do. I don't have a lot of familiarity with Eclipse at this time.
Build dependenciesUsually the devel packages depend on the respective binary package. So you can simplify your script (after testing) from e.g.
sudo apt-get install libglib2.0 libglib2.0-dev
sudo apt-get install libglib2.0-dev # installs also libglib2.0
Sometimes they omit the lib prefix (gtk) or use more different names (libtool/libltdl).
Reminder about Summary
I saw recently several of your edits had no abstract. It would be easier for other to read the recent changes page, if they had.
- You can remove completed section from this page.
Building On Linux
IMHO you misunderstood FHS_3.0#4.9:
- The /usr/local hierarchy is for use by the system administrator [=you] when installing software locally. It needs to be safe from being overwritten when the system software is updated. It may be used for programs and data that are shareable amongst a group of hosts, but not found in /usr. Locally installed software must be placed within /usr/local rather than /usr unless it is being installed to replace or upgrade software in /usr.
- Software placed in / or /usr may be overwritten by system upgrades (though we recommend that distributions do not overwrite data in /etc under these circumstances). For this reason, local software must not be placed outside of /usr/local without good reason.