View Full Version : [ubuntu] how to install gnu development packages?

May 31st, 2009, 01:12 PM
hi all,

i am relatively new to linux platform.

i am using xubuntu 8.10 and also ubuntu 8.10

i recently installed a software while using the platform of ubuntu 8.10
the software requires some gcc and g++ compiler thus i use the command below to install:

1)apt-get update
2)apt-get install build-essential

after which i am able to install perfectly fine.

next i try using another platform xubuntu 8.10 onto another desktop.

this time it show some error,

after the command of installing the software:


it generate an error:
cd . && autoconf
/bin/bash: autoconf: command not found
make: *** [configure] Error 127

i was told to like missing some developer support post-install.

may i know how about to install like make, imake, autoconf and (for many perl modules) gcc and a bunch of libraries and headers.

i read on the site https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InstallingCompilers
about the paragraph on
Installing the GNU C compiler and GNU C++ compiler

it does not give much info on the command i should do to install.

pls help.