Standard installation does not produce a working environment

Bug #79418 reported by Rickr765 on 2007-01-15
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Bug Description

Install Ubuntu 6.10 and all programming development packages. Type in hello.c from any standard C book. Try to compile it. stdio.h is not found. find command shows that file does not exist. Your forums say to issue a sudo apt-get command. That command does not work and does not find the file.

I have a suite of tests for testing Linux distros, and this is the first time any Linux distro has not produced a working C compiler environment. It is a serious bug.

i'm not 100% sure but I think
sudo apt-get install build-essential will work.

see
http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=1879291&postcount=4

don't worry, ubuntu DOES allow you to compile a "hello world" in C with nothing more than installing few packages.

Yes, I found that in the Community Forums and it did
work.

However, you are wrong in your assertion that Ubuntu
allows you to compile hello.c with nothing more than
installing a few packages. There is nothing in the
standard packages that includes build-essential. Try
it: Do a fresh installation on a clean machine and,
without using the sudo apt-get, try to compile
hello.c. You will not be able to.

One poster on Community Forums said that Ubuntu should
include build-essential with any development packages
as a dependency.

I can't currently install Ubuntu completely on
friends' computers who don't have internet
connectivity. I'll have to bring their computers to my
house. I'm adding this sudo apt-get to my list of
things to do on each computer.

Let me say, Ubuntu 6.10 is by far the best Linux
distro I've ever seen! It installs smoothly and works
great. Excellent job!

--- Emmanuel Touzery <email address hidden> wrote:

> i'm not 100% sure but I think
> sudo apt-get install build-essential will work.
>
> see
>
http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=1879291&postcount=4
>
> don't worry, ubuntu DOES allow you to compile a
> "hello world" in C with
> nothing more than installing few packages.
>
> --
> Standard installation does not produce a working
> environment
> https://launchpad.net/bugs/79418
>

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>you are wrong in your assertion that Ubuntu
>allows you to compile hello.c with nothing more than
>installing a few packages. There is nothing in the
>standard packages that includes build-essential. Try
>it: Do a fresh installation on a clean machine and,
>without using the sudo apt-get, try to compile
>hello.c. You will not be able to.

you can compile hello.c with nothing more than installing a few packages. running sudo apt-get IS installing a few packages.

if build-essential is not in the ubuntu install CD (is it not?), you could use this trick:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PackageCDs

Rickr765 (rickr765) wrote :

Excellent link. I'll build a package CD and include it with the standard installation CD. Thanks!

  (no, build-essential is not on the install CD)

Emmanuel Touzery <email address hidden> wrote:
  >you are wrong in your assertion that Ubuntu
>allows you to compile hello.c with nothing more than
>installing a few packages. There is nothing in the
>standard packages that includes build-essential. Try
>it: Do a fresh installation on a clean machine and,
>without using the sudo apt-get, try to compile
>hello.c. You will not be able to.

you can compile hello.c with nothing more than installing a few
packages. running sudo apt-get IS installing a few packages.

if build-essential is not in the ubuntu install CD (is it not?), you could use this trick:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PackageCDs

--
Standard installation does not produce a working environment
https://launchpad.net/bugs/79418

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two things:
1. i didn't try the method at that link myself
2. maybe you could check the install DVD? maybe that one has those packages? most everybody has a DVD reader these days.

Oleksij Rempel (olerem) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. You reported this bug a while ago and there hasn't been any activity in it recently. We were wondering is this still an issue for you? If so, please reopen the bug. Thanks in advance.

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