In this tutorial we will show you how to install GCC on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) formerly “GNU C Compiler”, is a compiler system produced by the GNU Project. 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 GCC the C compiler on an Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa server.
Install GCC on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa
Step 1. First make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal.
To setup GCC on Linux Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, the most convenient way is by installing the entire development package build-essential:
You may also want to install the manual pages about using GNU/Linux for development:
Confirm your installation by checking for the GCC version:
To test the C compiler, let’s create a small program like below:
Compile this file with GCC:
The program will result:
Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed GCC. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing GCC (build-essential) on your Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official GCC website.