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How To Install GCC on Rocky Linux 9

Install GCC on Rocky Linux 9

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install GCC on Rocky Linux 9. For those of you who didn’t know, GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) is a popular and widely used open-source compiler that supports many programming languages, including C, C++, and Objective-C. It is available on many different platforms, including Linux, macOS, and Windows. GCC is known for its high optimization capabilities and support for many architectures and platforms.

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 Compiler on Rocky Linux. 9.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Rocky Linux 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 Rocky Linux 9

Step 1. The first step is to update your system to the latest version of the package list. To do so, run the following commands:

sudo dnf check-update
sudo dnf update

Step 2. Installing GCC on Rocky Linux 9.

By default, GCC is available on the Rocky Linux 9 AppStream repository. Now we install the latest version of GCC using dnf the command:

sudo dnf install gcc

This command will download and install the GCC compiler on your system along with any dependencies required.

To verify if GCC is installed on your system, use the following command:

gcc --version


gcc (GCC) 11.2.1 20210728 (Red Hat 11.2.1-1)
Copyright (C) 2022 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is NO

Step 3. Testing the GCC Compiler.

To test the GCC compiler, we will write a simple C program that prints “Hello, World Meilana!” to the console. Here is the code:


int main() {
    printf("Hello, World Meilana!\n");
    return 0;

Save this code in a file named hello.c.

Now, open a terminal and navigate to the directory where you saved the hello.c file. Run the following command to compile the code:

gcc -o hello hello.c

This will create an executable file named hello in the same directory. To run the program, type the following command:


You should see the following output in the terminal:

Hello, World Meilana!

Congratulations! You have successfully installed GCC. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) on your Rocky Linux 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 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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