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Old 09-13-2006, 08:22 PM   #1
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test.c:1:19: error: stdio.h: No such file or directory

I've so far only ever used Python and Java for programming, but recently I now have to learn C for a class. I ran into a problem while trying to compile things however. When attempting to compile a simple program such as:
#include <stdio.h>

	printf("Hello world");
gcc returns the error:
test.c:1:19: error: stdio.h: No such file or directory
test.c: In function ‘main’:
test.c:5: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function ‘printf’
The only other thread I could find for it was for redhat and it suggested that the header files are kept in a seperate package. Is there a seperate debian package I have to install to get the C libraries?

I am using Debain Testing.
Old 09-14-2006, 03:11 AM   #2
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You can always search yourself: Did you install the dev-packages for the C enviroment you want to work in?
Old 09-14-2006, 12:11 PM   #3
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I feel a fool. "libc6-dev" is the needed package in question. I'm not used to such a distinction; I assumed that if GCC was installed it'd automatically have installed the other library required to compile.

Sorry about the silly question then.


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