Why is this such a total hypertext mess? Currently a user who wants to learn how to do X faces the following:
In order to do X, do Y first. You may also want to do AlternativeY, which will require you to create a new user, but is a ReallyGoodWay(TM) to eventually do X.
The user wants to go the ReallyGoodWay(TM).
Oh, did we mention that you also need to setup a svn server, a bugzilla and an accounting system?
The user decides that ReallyGoodWay(TM) is the enemy of GettingStuffDone(R).
In order to do Y, do A, B, and C first. Then...
User steps into.
This tutorial assumes that you have studied the K, L, M, N, O, P, and Q tutorials thoroughly.
User postpones A.
apt-get yadda yadda yadda
User is on ArchLinux and doesn't have apt-get.
This tutorial assumes you have chosen to do AlternativeY.
At this point the user gives up having lost 3 hours.