Originally posted by JrLz
is it possible to have linux working correctly without gcc???
Sure. You just won't be able to compile source code written in C. That being said, you can install precompiled binaries instead (if they are available). For linux distros which use packages like Redhats rpms, you can feasibly never need a compiler. As you get into more specialized programs that are non-mainstream, you'll start having a more difficult time finding precompiled binaries or packages and will often have to compile them from the source code. However, lots of users will run linux and never need gcc.