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How To Install GCC on AlmaLinux 9

Install GCC on AlmaLinux 9

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install GCC on AlmaLinux 9. For those of you who didn’t know, GCC, developed by the Free Software Foundation (FSF), is a collection of compilers for various programming languages, including C, C++, and Fortran. It’s renowned for producing optimized and efficient machine code, essential for transforming high-level code into executable programs. By installing GCC on your AlmaLinux 9 system, you’re equipping yourself with a powerful toolset for software development.

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 GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) on AlmaLinux 9. You can follow the same instructions for CentOS and Rocky Linux or RHEL-based.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: AlmaLinux 9.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for GCC.
  • 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 GCC on AlmaLinux 9

Step 1. Before diving into the installation process, ensure your AlmaLinux 9 system is up-to-date. Run the following commands in your terminal:

sudo dnf update

Step 2. Installing GCC on AlmaLinux 9.

  • Method 1: Using DNF Package Manager

DNF (Dandified Yum) is the default package manager for AlmaLinux 9. You can use it to install GCC and its dependencies with just a few commands. Now install GCC and its dependencies by running the following command:

sudo dnf install gcc

Once the installation is complete, you can verify that GCC is installed by running the following command:

gcc --version
  • Method 2: Building from Source

If you prefer to build GCC from a source, you can follow these steps. First, install the required dependencies by running the following command:

sudo dnf install gmp-devel mpfr-devel libmpc-devel

Next, download the GCC source code from the official GNU website.

Then, extract the source code archive to a directory of your choice.

After that, configure the build by running the following command:

./configure --disable-multilib

This will configure the build to only build for the native architecture.

Build and install GCC by running the following commands:

sudo make install

Once the installation is complete, you can verify that GCC is installed by running the following command:

gcc --version

Step 3. Troubleshooting Common Installation Issues.

  • Issue 1: Missing Dependencies

If you encounter missing dependencies during installation, use:

sudo dnf builddep gcc
  • Issue 2: Incorrect Path Variables

Ensure the GCC path is correctly configured in your shell profile.

  • Issue 3: Conflicts with Existing Packages

Resolve conflicts by removing conflicting packages or adjusting installation paths.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed GCC. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) on your AlmaLinux 9 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official GCC 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, 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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