Maybe I am exaggerating, but I figured that I kind of spend more time getting software (Debian and Python packages mainly, sometimes also from source) to be installed properly than actually developing code. And I am not talking about coding vs. debugging, debugging is part of coding for me.
It happens so often to me that I update my Linux packages and then my Python packages and my software does not work anymore, because some .so files have another name now, and Python does not find them anymore. Or I setup a totally clean Ubuntu VM, install a package with pip and get two screens of error message, because some debian package was not installed. I am not a system administrator, I enjoy developing software. But this just annoys me. I do not want to inform myself on all the 157 Python packages and thousands of Debian packages I have on my system and know what their dependancies are. I want to write code and implement new functionality into my code.
What am I doing wrong?