View Full Version : [ubuntu] [SOLVED] gcc won't install (cpp-2.95)

July 28th, 2008, 07:55 PM

I'm trying to install the gcc compiler, so I enter in the terminal

sudo apt-get install g++
I get an error about the package that replace it: cpp-2.95
so I try:

sudo apt-get install cpp-2.95
cpp-2.95 is already the newest version,
so I think my system is ready to handle this one:

g++ first.cpp -o test
but then I get this error:

The program 'g++' can be found in the following packages:
* g++
* pentium-builder
Try: sudo apt-get install <selected package>
so I try the first step again.. with no result

does anyone know how to let the g++ compiler work?

many thanks, gudgip

July 28th, 2008, 08:00 PM
sudo apt-get install build-essential

July 28th, 2008, 08:10 PM
You want to install the app g++ (not cpp). So try:

sudo apt-get install g++

Alternatively do it through Synaptic. g++ is in the repos.

EDIT: Ah yes, as ConMan318 says above, you'll also need build-essential. I don't know if that includes g++, or if you'll need to install the compiler too.

July 28th, 2008, 09:18 PM
when I try the build essential, I get an error like: build-essential isn't at your disposal

July 28th, 2008, 09:28 PM
Use Synaptic (System > Administration > Synaptic package manager), click search and search for 'build-essential'. Check the box for the right package and click 'apply'.

July 28th, 2008, 09:31 PM
i already tried, but now I get the error:

Vereisten: dpkg-dev but it is not installable
Vereisten: dctrl-tools but it is not installable
Vereisten: schroot but it is not going to be installed

July 28th, 2008, 09:35 PM
Check System, Administration, Software Sources to see that all repositories are enabled.

July 28th, 2008, 09:44 PM
Thank you! It solved this, and several other problems!