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Jman
18th October 2004, 02:32 AM
When installing from source you need compilers and other tools. If a ./configure script says it needs gcc, this is for you.

If you have Fedora CDs, the easy way to install is though the applications tool. Run Main Menu > System Settings > Add/Remove Applications. Under the Development category, check Development Tools box and click Update. Easy.

The prefered way to install software is with rpm packages via yum (http://fedorafaq.org/#installsoftware), however.

Edit: Apparently later versions of yum support groups. Get the list of groups with yum grouplist To install development tools run yum groupinstall "Development Tools"

Smirnoff
15th November 2004, 08:29 AM
Just use yum install gcc*

It will install all gcc software and upgrade all the files to satisfy dependices

Jman
15th November 2004, 11:07 PM
You can do that.

Doing it with the Add/Remove Applications tool gets you all the base packages in the development category.