Re: gcc as optional
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Clinging to sanity, Steinar H. Gunderson mumbled in his beard:
> On Wed, Jan 28, 2004 at 11:37:08AM +0100, Eduard Bloch wrote:
>> I think we should not to do things by halves. When such service
>> (pre-installed compiler) is provided for the users, it should also be
>> ready for basic tasks (compile kernel modules or a new kernel, for
>> example). I think this all should be moved into an extra task.
> Compiling a kernel is not `a basic task'. Compiling userspace programs,
> however, might be.
For many installations, the only thing that is ever manually compiled is the
kernel, whereas all userspace programs are available prepackaged.
IMHO gcc doesn't belong installed on a basic installation - people who use
the compiler ought to know enough about the system to easily be able to
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