Install Development Tools in Linux (GNU GCC Compiler and others)

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Date: 2010-10-15 10:36:30 00:00


If you plan to use your computer to develop software, or simply install software from sources, you will need some basic tools like:

  • gcc
  • c++
  • make
  • others

These tools are installed in different ways, depending your Linux distribution, here I will cover Fedora, Debian and derivatives (like Ubuntu or Mint) and Arch Linux.


sudo yum update

sudo yum groupinstall "Development Tools" "Legacy Software Development"

Debian / Ubuntu / Debian derivatives

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install build-essential

Arch Linux

sudo pacman -Sy base-devel

You now have the needed tools to compile software in your Linux box.

You can verify the version of packages you have with:

gcc -v


make -v

Happy developing