Have you ever tried apt-get build-dep on a fresh install that doesn't have any build tools
installed? It will pull in the entire build system: gcc, header files, everything, with one
command! With a fast disk and a fast network it is insanely pleasurable.
Kids growing up in the Age of APT may never realise that building stuff used to be *hard*.
It's lucky there are other operating systems around for them to use and understand what pain