Are “how do I set up my development environment” questions on-topic?

I closed it (as off-topic, "how to get started). But I am interesting in seeing the consensus on this class of question in general, which I've taken to calling "setting up a development environment" questions.

These take the form of things like:

• How do I use library X with IDE Y?
• How do I compile library X as a [static|dynamic] library?

and perhaps even

• Why do I get these errors running this library's tutorial?

Should we consider these on-topic or not?