Installing a compiler by default

Matt Zimmerman mdz at ubuntu.com
Thu Jun 15 18:08:09 BST 2006


On Thu, Jun 15, 2006 at 02:54:04PM +0200, Matthias Klose wrote:
> Pkg      Size(bytes) Inst-Size (kB)
> make          382360       1572
> libc6-dev    2734406      10700
> libssp0-dev    10820         84
> gcc-4.1       598820       1360
> gcc             5110         28
> cpp-4.1      2340410       5096
> cpp            31174         52
> dpkg-dev      109238        496
> Total:       6212338      19388
> 
> In the case of gcc, the driver could be split out into it's own package;
> checking for existance of the internal tools and give an appropriate
> message if they are not found. Usually gcc is called before make in
> configure scripts, so that should be enough (but that output will be
> hidden in config.log).

Interesting idea, but to provide the aforementioned hint without diversions,
wouldn't we need to make gcc not depend on the rest?  That would terribly
confuse folks who install gcc explicitly.

-- 
 - mdz



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