How important/useful is dependancy checking?
For my main computer I'm undecided as to which distribution to install: Slackware, Debian & Gentoo.
The only thing (well, and apart from there not being a 64-bit build) stopping from choosing Slackware is that there package manager doesn't have dependacy checking, as you all know.
So, given that the package manager doesn't have dependancy checking, what are the advantages and disadvantages of this?
Also, I hear that in Slackware 10.2, since it doesn't come with Gnome, some applications (e.g. Gnumeric) do not install, what can be done about this?
Thanks in Advance