GCC issue: C compiler cannot create executables

Rashid Aslam rashidaslam.mailinglists at gmail.com
Tue May 20 11:30:54 UTC 2008

Thank you Nils for the tip. I will keep -dev packages in mind onwards.

On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 4:08 PM, Nils Kassube <kassube at gmx.net> wrote:
> Rashid Aslam wrote:
>> checking whether the C compiler (gcc  ) works... no
>> configure: error: installation or configuration problem: C compiler
>> cannot create executables.
> You don't have gcc installed. Use the command
> sudo apt-get install build-essential
> in a terminal. That will install gcc and several other tools needed for
> most compilation. Furthermore you may need to install other development
> packages (package names ending with -dev). That depends on the
> requirements of the program you want to compile.
> Nils
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