A meta question. After spending 6 hours trying install XYZ I found that I need to put one line in one file and this is information is missing from the docs of the package/library/language. One of the great strengths of SO is that these things often can be found very quickly browsing through the questions. The FAQ and responses at meta-SO however are tending in the direction that too specific questions are not of great value.
Background: I have been starting moving into developing more seriously again, and find SO of great value in many regards. I'm just wondering how SO will develop in the, say ecosystem of programming knowledge. In a way I'm confused, because too specific questions are frowned up, at the same time too general questions are often not wanted also.
The general question is a "canonical" one, meaning that it has been asked many, many times, in one form or another. A single canonical question (i.e. a mini tutorial) substitutes for the many specific questions.
However the problem is that:
What annoyed me is that the "canonical" answer just has a bunch of links to [XYZ].