In this tutorial, we will show you how to install GCC on CentOS 7. For those of you who didn’t know, GCC or GNU Compiler Collection is released by the Free Software Foundation and as the name suggests, it is a very useful collection of programming compilers such as C, C++, Objective-C, Objective-C++, Fortran, Java, Go. GCC is an official compiler of the GNU operating system but also it is a standard compiler on many Unix operating systems such as Linux.
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 install GCC Compiler on CentOS 7 server.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 7.
- 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).
non-root sudo useror 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 CentOS 7
Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.
yum clean all yum -y update
Step 2. Installing GCC on CentOS 7.
- Method 1 Install GCC from the repository:
GCC can be easily installed from the official CentOS repositories. Run the following command to install GCC:
yum -y install gcc
Once the installation, you can the version of GCC:
- Method 2 Install GCC from source:
First, download the tarball of the GCC version you want to install:
Unpack the tar archive and change the current directory:
tar zxf gcc-7.3.0.tar.gz cd gcc-7.3.0
Install bzip2 and run the ‘download_prerequisites’ script to download some prerequisites needed:
yum -y install bzip2 ./contrib/download_prerequisites
Next, start configuring the GCC build environment:
./configure --disable-multilib --enable-languages=c,c++
Once it is completed, run the following command to compile the source code:
make -j 4 make install
You can check if GCC is properly installed:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed GCC. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the GCC compiler on CentOS 7 systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official GCC website.