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Re: gcc as optional

On Thu, Jan 29, 2004 at 05:27:44PM +0100, Adrian 'Dagurashibanipal' von Bidder wrote:

> Clinging to sanity, Giacomo A. Catenazzi mumbled in his beard:
> > I see GNU/Linux and Debian as the "batteries included"[1] OS,
> > so the os that include already the most used programs, and
> > *I* consider gcc an importan program to include.
> Well, *I* consider kmail and jpilot important programs to include, so would
> somebody please promote them to Standard, or better yet Essential. This
> argumentation leads nowhere.
> I hear that more and more users in areas like Brazil, China, Pakistan, ...
> are using Linux and especially Debian - and in those areas, 28.8k Modems
> are still new and shiny, sometimes for an entire school. So making a
> standard installation of Debian smaller is IMHO a worthwile goal.

No one is forced to accept our defaults.  Priority: standard does not
prevent anyone from choosing what software they would like to install.

 - mdz

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