Installing a compiler by default

Andy Rabagliati andyr at
Thu Jun 8 20:12:18 BST 2006

On Thu, 08 Jun 2006, Ricardo Pérez López wrote:

> What about including the compiler into the installation CD, but don't
> installing it by default? The only difference between this case and the
> lack-of-compiler case could be a simple "sudo apt-get install gcc",
> getting the compiler from the CD and without the need for an internet
> connection.

I think this is best.

There is often firmware needed, downloaded as binaries from warez places.

I am a command-line guy, and I need gcc for other reasons.

(I have source code for the conexant drivers at 
 but I haven't used them myself.)

Cheers,  Andy!

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