Installing a compiler by default

Stephan Hermann sh at
Sun Jun 11 03:06:41 BST 2006

On Sunday 11 June 2006 00:07, Carlos Ribeiro wrote:
> On 6/8/06, Matt Zimmerman <mdz at> 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.
> Add VMWare (which in fact need to install a couple Linux Kernel
> modules) to the list of useful applications which depend on a
> compiler + kernel headers being installed.

The right application would be "qemu", without compiling any kernel 
modules etc. 

Vmware itself is not even a "normal user application".
The user who is just using a system doesn't install virtual machines for 
testing other OS.

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