distrowatch comment: "Ubuntu Breezy Badger - is it too dumbed
mark at canonical.com
Fri Dec 23 13:47:21 GMT 2005
> Jeff Waugh wrote:
>>> Did "build-essential" become a huge package overnight? I can't see how
>>> adding it would make the project "lose focus".
>> It's on the CD, ready to install as soon as you need it, without the
>> for access to the network.
>> - Jeff
> Franky that's irrelevant as far as I'm concerned.
> Any software I want that's not installed by default I get from the
> repositories. It's just easier than having to insert a CD later.
> My point still stands. It should be part of the default installation.
Having build-essential itself installed by default is scarcely of value,
you would need the -dev headers and potentially also debugging symbols
etc. to make it useful. And that *is* a lot of space.
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