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How To Install Clang on Fedora 39

Install Clang on Fedora 39

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Clang on Fedora 39. Clang, a powerful and versatile compiler, has become an essential tool for software developers working with C, C++, and Objective-C programming languages. As a part of the LLVM project, Clang offers numerous advantages over traditional compilers, such as improved error reporting, faster compilation times, and better support for modern language features.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Clang on a Fedora 39.


Before diving into the installation process, let’s ensure that you have everything you need:

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Fedora 39.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • You will need access to the terminal to execute commands. Fedora 39 provides the Terminal application for this purpose. It can be found in your Applications menu.
  • You’ll need an active internet connection to download Clang and its dependencies.
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Clang on Fedora 39

Step 1. Keeping your system up-to-date is a fundamental practice in maintaining a secure and efficient environment. Start by updating all the packages on your Fedora system to their latest versions with the following command:

sudo dnf clean all
sudo dnf update

Next, install the required dependencies for Clang:

sudo dnf install gcc gcc-c++ make

Step 2. Installing Clang on Fedora 39.

With your system updated, you’re ready to install Clang. Execute the following command to install the Clang package on your Fedora 39 system:

sudo dnf install clang

 This command fetches the Clang package from the Fedora repositories and installs it on your system.

After the installation, it’s essential to verify that Clang has been successfully installed. Run the following command to display the version of Clang installed on your system:

clang --version

If Clang has been installed correctly, the version information will be displayed, confirming a successful installation.

Clang comes with a suite of additional tools that can enhance your development workflow. One such package is clang-tools-extra, which includes utilities like clang-format for code formatting and clangd for language server protocol support. To install clang-tools-extra, run the following command:

sudo dnf install clang-tools-extra

Step 3. Troubleshooting.

Despite best efforts, you may encounter issues during the installation process. Here are a few common problems and their solutions:

  • If dnf cannot find the Clang package, ensure that your package repository is up-to-date by running sudo dnf update -y.
  • If you encounter permission issues, make sure you’re running the commands with sudo to execute them with root privileges.
  • If Clang doesn’t run after installation, check your system’s PATH variable to ensure it includes the directory where Clang is installed.

Remember, the Fedora and Clang communities are excellent resources for troubleshooting and advice.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Clang. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Clang on your Fedora 39 system. For additional or useful information, we recommend you check the official Clang website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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