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i am very new to SuSE linux. I installed SuSE and windows XP.(Dual booting). i have SuSE 9.1 pro. I have some problem with running GCC. I am unable to run c/c++ programs. I want to install GCC new vesion. I dont know how to install. Please any one can help me in this regard(i.e how to install it and what are the commands to use etc). i will be very thankful for your reply..
ok. thanks for ur sugession..
unable to run means, it is giving a message that gcc command is not found..
i m not able to find GCC rpm file in the installation CD also. so i want to download GCC from NET. In that process i downloaded GCC file (with extension tar.bz2 version 4.1.x.x.). but unable to install. i dont know the commands to install as i am very new to the Suse.
in this reagrd i request the solution..
Distribution: Open Suse 10.1, Ubuntu (Feisty Fawn)
i am also a newbee, but hope it helps. i use opensuse 10.1.
i think there should be also yast control center also in suse 9.1. so go there, go to: software -> software management, search for gcc, check the boxes, click the button for checking the dependencies, if ok, then accept.
this is how it goes on opensuse 10.1. I think thie method is reliable for newbee like us who want to install software on our suse linux system.
Installing is most simple with a packmanager like YasT.
Go -> start -> system -> control center (YasT) (or something similar) fill in your root password when it asks for it -> software management -> do a search for gcc in the search box, tich the ones you need.
For the beginner, DEFINITELY use the package manager to install new SW---especially something so common as the compiler tools. In the package manager, look for ONE package that automatically installs everything you need. These go by differnet names, so you may have to poke around a bit.
hi thanks for your reply. u r right installation CD is not having any GCC rpm. i have downloaded the gcc what u have suggested..
thank you for your reply.
(i dont got the thanks button here. so i m expressing thanks like this)
How can anyone install Linux and not have GCC? I mean isn't it necessary?
It is "highly recommended" but it ain't "necessary". GCC is a compiler suite which you need if you wish to compile programs from source on your system. However, if you are content with using precompiled binaries (that our compiled for your arch./distro) you can very well do without a compiler.