Installing a compiler by default

Lee Revell rlrevell at
Thu Jun 8 18:26:20 BST 2006

On Thu, 2006-06-08 at 09:44 -0700, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> I would like to propose that, beginning in Edgy, Ubuntu desktop systems
> (both live and installed) should, by default, include the set of packages
> necessary to compile simple C programs and Linux kernel modules.

What specific use case do you have in mind?

How common is it really for Joe User to have to compile a kernel module
to get his hardware to work?

Why can't it be solved upstream by getting the driver into the kernel?

If the point is to compile kernel modules, doesn't that also require the
full kernel source?


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