View Full Version : [ubuntu] C++ Compiler installation help

June 2nd, 2008, 09:04 PM
Ok I don't know much about ubuntu but I need a C++ compiler for what I am doing could someone give me a newbie guide on how to install a C++ compiler and how to do it all, any help thanked in advance.

June 2nd, 2008, 09:10 PM
In synaptic, search for "build-essential" and install that package.

That should install GCC (Gnu compiler collection) and all appropriate build tools. You can compile from a command line using gcc (Gnu C compiler). You can also create make files and build that way.

If you want to use with an IDE isntead of command line, I'd install "Eclipse" which is a java based IDE that works for Java/C/C++ (and others with extensions).