Installation suggestions

Viper550 gthompson at
Thu Oct 26 01:59:11 BST 2006

Ben Snyder wrote:
> Hi folks
> Forgive me if this is the wrong list, or if this topic has been covered...
> First off, I've been using Ubuntu for a little over a month.  Great 
> distro, until now I've used nothing but Debian at home and CentOS at 
> work.  The only problem I see so far is that the desktop install doesn't 
> give any options.  It would be great to have a developer version, which 
> installs gcc, g++, autoconf, gnu make, etc.  Maybe this doesn't appeal 
> to the target user base, though it would make my life as an admin much 
> simpler. 
> For now I've had to come up with a shell script to apt-get many 
> additional packages before my users have a useful system in place.
> Thanks,
> Ben Snyder
I can't believe you didn't know about the build-essential package!

sudo apt-get install build-essential

I know, Ubuntu is tailored more to the home user and does not include it 
all by default, so we have a package called "build-essential" for the 
people who actually need it, which downloads/installs all the packages 
needed for basic compiling (what you have mentioned).


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