Could someone explain dependency issues in Gentoo?
I keep reading that somehow Gentoo is suppose to build things from source. Is that right? But how? I mean, if I try to build something from source in Debian, I often come across a ton of problems. What makes gentoo so different?
I also keep reading it has some kind of "smart" package that figures out the dependencies. Is that true? How is that so? Does it export the output to a type of program that reads the output and determines what to download?
It's not fool-proof, right? Is it?
Because if that's true, then I might as well move to gentoo. I mean, what would be the point of all the other Linux distros, besides them being approved by a community?