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  1. #1

    Default where is my gcc

    I installed suse 11.1, and I can't found the gcc for C coding.
    When I used YaST, it said that I have installed gcc.

    However, I cannot find it. Is the Mono Development environment
    for gcc??


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2008

    Default Re: where is my gcc

    gcc is a terminal compiler, ie it does not have by default an interface and is called from the terminal, mostly by Makefiles. Gcc is located in /usr/bin/gcc and there's also a symlink to it in /usr/bin called 'cc'

    you don't code in gcc, you compile code with it

    Mono is a open source implementation of C# and .NET and it has its own compiler

  3. #3

    Default Re: where is my gcc

    Thanks you very much.
    Since I am totally new for Linux, I am learning it.

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    Default Re: where is my gcc

    > Since I am totally new for Linux, I am learning it.

    i _guess_ you are a hacker/coder who is trying out this side...welcome..

    if you haven't yet, suggest you open YaST and go

    Software > Software Management then flip the 'Filter' (at the top)
    from "Search" to "Patterns", scroll the new left side pane down to the
    "Development" section and place a check mark next to "Base
    Development" and all you think you _need_, then hit "Accept"


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    Default Re: where is my gcc

    but, if in the future, you want to see if some package is installed on your computer, like gcc, you can use this command in terminal:

    rpm -qa | grep PACKAGE [rpm -qa | grep gcc]


    whereis COMMAND [whereis gcc]

    the first command will return the name of package if they are installed, the second will return the location on your system for some command that you need to use.

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