ubuntu 8.04.1 LTS help

I Have installed ubuntu 8.04.1 LTS in my frnds computer.
After installing Some of my friends said that C/C++ compilers where inbuilt in linux OS.
So we tried to compile some C and C++ programs but non of it was compiled.😔
Why what is wrong with this ubuntu 8.04.1 LTS?
Do i need to install C/C++ compilers?
If so plz say how to install ?
plz give me clear instruction...


  • xero
    I bet you are looking for the traditional header files and you don't seem to find it 😀
    For this you need the old gnu libraries and it may get hectic, so better search for new syntax for using the macros and header files, or if possible you can see the new gnu compiler version documents, and i think the version should be 4.2.2 or above !!
  • prabhagharan
    Thank you for your reply.
    But i can't get it plz say me clearly because i am new to LINUX.
  • Prasad Ajinkya
    Prasad Ajinkya
    Have you installed gcc and the core libraries? Try sudo apt-get install gcc
  • prabhagharan
    ya kidakaka
    i tried that but it gives some error message still i am not able to compile C/C++ codes :-(
  • prabhagharan
    Before this discussions i want to know whether this ubuntu 8.04.1 LTS has in built C/C++ compiler or not
  • prabhagharan
    why no replies from anyone
  • mahul
    It might have or it might not. I do not use ubuntu distros so can't comment but someone will certainly answer that. What is more probable is that you went for a default selection of packages and missed out on gcc.
    Try 'man gcc'. If gcc is indeed installed, this would open the manual for it. Else look in the rpm folder of the distro. You will find the gcc compiler somewhere. Try installing that. command would be rpm -ihv [filename]. (flags can be altered to suit your choice if you wish).
  • prabhagharan
    thankx man i will try it and report the errors

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