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Old 11-04-2016, 08:44 AM   #1
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Errors installing package

I am trying to install gcc package on AWS EC2 instance and receive below error message. Could you please help me resolve this issue?

$yum install gcc

Error message
Error: Package: glibc-2.17-55.140.amzn1.i686 (x-main)
Requires: glibc-common = 2.17-55.140.amzn1
Installed: glibc-common-2.17-106.167.amzn1.x86_64 (@amzn-main)
glibc-common = 2.17-106.167.amzn1
Available: glibc-common-2.17-55.140.amzn1.x86_64 (x-main)
glibc-common = 2.17-55.140.amzn1
I was trying to fix an error related to "no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH" when installing a python package in virtualenv.

$yum install glibc-common-2.17-55.140.amzn1.x86_64
Loaded plugins: priorities, update-motd, upgrade-helper
Package matching glibc-common-2.17-55.140.amzn1.x86_64 already installed. Checking for update.
Nothing to do
any help with what to do next here please?
Old 11-05-2016, 05:09 AM   #2
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You have glibc-common-2.17-106.167.amzn1.x86_64 installed from repo "amzn-main" but repo "x-main" offers only lower version glibc-common-2.17-55.140.amzn1.x86_64. Check your 'yum repolist;' output? Also you don't want gcc but the compiler and all its dependencies. What does 'yum --disablerepo="*" --enablerepo="amzn-main" groupinstall "Development Tools";' return? AWS by default offers only the "amzn-main" and "amzn-updates" repos so if you add something else you must know what you're doing?
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Does that distro have a build-essentials package that installs everything needed to compile and install ?
and don't forget to install developer packages, as it needs the header files to compile the source when you get it working

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