In this tutorial, we will show you how to install GCC on Linux Mint 20. For those of you who didn’t know, The GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) is a compiler system produced by the GNU project to support various programming languages. The current version is GCC 9.3, released on March 12, 2020, supporting several major programming languages: C, C++, Objective-C, Objective-C++, Fortran, Ada, D, Go, and BRIG (HSAIL).
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 through the step-by-step installation of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) on a Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 20.
- 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 Linux Mint 20 Ulyana
Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal:
sudo apt update
Step 2. Installing GCC on Linux Mint 20.
Now we run the following command to install GCC Compiler:
sudo apt install build-essential
Sometimes it’s wise to have a manual page too. Install the manual pages with the following command:
sudo apt install manpages-dev
Verify the GCC compiler installation with the command:
You will see something like below:
gcc (Ubuntu 9.3.5-10ubuntu2) 9.3.5 Copyright (C) 2020 Free Software Foundation, Inc. This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed GCC. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of GCC Compiler on the Linux Mint system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official GCC website.