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Old 10-25-2004, 01:19 PM   #1
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What is GCC and how to you install it?

Hi, I'm new to all this stuff. I'm installing a program and it tells me to get a GCC compiler. What is that and how do I uninstall it?

Thanks for any help.
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Its a c++ compiler and you need it to compile the source code into a usable program. GCC and Linux is like Windows and IE.

Are you using Suse 9.1 Personal by chance?
Old 10-25-2004, 01:31 PM   #3
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No I'm using RedHat 9 and I'm trying Workstation 4 and it says in needs a GCC Compiler, and I have absolutly no idea how to install it.
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Stick with one thread, please. You signed up and
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gcc, btw, is NOT the c++ compiler, it's a) the C compiler,
or b) the GNU Compiler Collection ...

And looking at the original post you don't miss
the compiler but the linux kernel headers, which
is a whole different kettle of fish.

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Oh, didn't know that, thought they were to different things.
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