distrowatch comment: "Ubuntu Breezy Badger - is it too dumbed
lathiat at bur.st
Sat Dec 31 17:35:35 GMT 2005
On Fri, Dec 23, 2005 at 01:47:21PM +0000, Mark Shuttleworth wrote:
> Scott wrote:
> > 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
> >> need
> >> 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.
build-essential and kernel headers would be nice on default installs to
make 3rd party drivers easier to install (say, vmware), it's hard for
people to grok everything they need to get that sort of thing going.
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Trent Lloyd <lathiat at bur.st>
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