I like the way e.g. ArchLinux' yaourt (or if you're not that lazy, abs+makepkg; and from what I read so far, Gentoo's ebuild as well) automatically take care of obtaining, compiling and installing ...
I want to install a piece of software (rtorrent) from source to my home folder. It depends on ncurses, which is not installed. I've installed ncurses to my home folder by using the PREFIX option ...
When installing something from source (say, Ruby 1.9.2), what command can I run to get a complete list of all the dependencies needed to install that application? Is this possible?