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Old 02-13-2012, 02:59 PM   #1
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how to install gcc.tar.bz2


i'm new to linux,please tell me how to install gcc.tar.bz2 .
i want run c/c++ progm to my pc.i have fedora 16.

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Old 02-13-2012, 03:01 PM   #2
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Which distribution or "distro" are you using?

I recommend installing gcc with your distro's built in package manager ('apt-get' or 'aptitude' if you're using Debian/Ubuntu; 'yum' for Fedora/RHEL; etc).

So tell us which distro you're using, and/or read the "How to Install Software" chapter of your distro's documentation.
 
Old 02-13-2012, 03:04 PM   #3
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I second what snowpine said: use your distribution's package manager to install gcc.

You cannot install gcc with a source code tarball if you do not already have a compiler installed--because you have no compiler to compile the gcc source code.
 
Old 02-13-2012, 08:48 PM   #4
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for fedora you will need a bit more than JUST gcc
fedora ships with gcc 4.6 a VERY VERY VERY new version. Not ALL code will build with it YET .

install this for fedora
Code:
su -
yum groupinstall "Development Tools" "Development Libraries"
double check my spelling using
Code:
su -
yum grouplist
 
Old 02-14-2012, 01:15 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by maheshmd26 View Post
i'm new to linux,please tell me how to install gcc.tar.bz2 .
i want run c/c++ progm to my pc.i have fedora 16.
Just untar it and read the INSTALL and README file in it

most probably run the configure script and

Code:
make
make install
but it depends on packages so best to read the README file
 
Old 02-14-2012, 03:45 AM   #6
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Just an addition:
Either maheshmd26 has already a C/C++ compiler installed on his system - this would typically be gcc. So no need to install gcc from source.
Or he has no C/C++ compiler installed - then make will break, since on some point, the c compiler will be called ...

In short: go for the yum way of installation
 
Old 02-14-2012, 04:45 AM   #7
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Have you tried this?:

Quote:
# yum groupinstall "Development Tools"
This must solve your problem.
 
Old 02-14-2012, 11:12 AM   #8
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Have you tried this?:
This must solve your problem.
Yes...that's why it was given to the OP in post #4.
 
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