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Old 04-27-2013, 12:02 PM   #16
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the current up to date glibc-common for rhel6.4 ( i am using CentOS here) is
"glibc-common-2.12-1.107.el6.x86_64.rpm "

so it is up to date ( mostly)
it just has some OLD packages in it

the current gcc ( gcc-4.4.7-3.el6.x86_64.rpm -- centos 6.4 )
should be in there
but a older version IS ( likely for rhel6.3 or 6.2 )

also for installing the development "tree"
it is RECOMMENDED to install the " Development " group with yum
su -
yum groupinstall "Development Tools"
again see:
" yum --help" and " man yum "
gcc dose not live in a vacuum it needs a lot of other programs ( like Autotools and the source code headers " *.h" )

A question
I take it your background is with using Microsoft's " Visual Studio "
the linux gcc compiler is VERY VERY different
-- a lot easier to use from the terminal , i almost NEVER use a GUI

in windows there is a thing called " DLL HELL "
with Linux it is a bit different it is "Prerequisite hell"

call red hat , i will bet that they instruct you to dump the local repo and sync it to the current
Old 04-27-2013, 12:39 PM   #17
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The truth is I come from primarily a Windows background, but I have been using unix variants and linux at some level for well over ten years. These days I want to dramatically increase my knowledge of linux administration. In other words I'm tired of windows.

That being said, as far as utilities or programs like gcc. I know gcc and a host of other programs are required for compiling programs on linux that are not in rpm format. Unfortunately this RHEL VM was provisioned without gcc and as it turns out an out of date repo.

For practice I frequently build centos vms and although I install the minimal desktop 95% of what I do is in the terminal. I may use a gui tool when I am really lost


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