Installing a compiler by default

Cefiar cef at
Wed Jun 14 08:57:23 BST 2006

On Wednesday 14 June 2006 09:56, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 11, 2006 at 08:24:01AM +0100, Pete Ryland wrote:
> > A wrapper script wouldn't be necessary, nor use of the sgid bit.  Just
> > have a group called gcc and set the permissions on the binaries to:
> >
> > -rwxr-x--- 1 root gcc 93584 2006-04-20 23:22 /usr/bin/gcc-4.0
> /usr/lib/gcc/i486-linux-gnu/4.0.3/cc1 hello.c -o hello.s

That's just another binary that would have to be changed. Sure, you'd have to 
go through every executable binary and make sure they're all changed 
appropriately, but even that could be scripted pretty easy in a few minutes.

And if you read Pete's quote it says specifically:
 "and set the permissions on the binaries to:"

Binaries. As in all the appropriate executable files. Not just the main 

 Stuart Young - aka Cefiar - cef at

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