distrowatch comment: "Ubuntu Breezy Badger - is it too dumbed
angrykeyboarder at angrykeyboarder.com
Tue Dec 20 10:13:48 GMT 2005
> > On Tuesday 20 December 2005 20:19, Scott wrote:
>> >> The "build essential" package is a tad bewildering to a number of
>> >> new to Ubuntu, but not to Linux. Why? Because they've not used
>> >> distribution that didn't include GCC or make in the default
>> >> I was chatting with a Fedora Core 4 user recently and he said
>> >> to the effect that it was "lame and inexcusable" that Ubuntu didn't
>> >> include these in the default installation.
>> >> I thought it was a bit over the top, but he does make (no pun
>> >> a good point. To the best of my knowledge, we're not even
>> >> 10 mb worth of files here. I would "build-essential" could easily be
>> >> included in the default installation.
> > Yeah but first it's gcc, then it's something else and then
> > again, and then suddenly we've got the same problem Fedora has,
which is that
> > it's too damn big. I like having an installer that fits on a CD and
> > having lots of free disk space on my machine when all I want is a
> > workstation.
It wouldn't be in my case. Off the top of my head, that's really the
only thing I can think of that the Ubuntu CD is
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