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How to Install GCC (build-essential) on Ubuntu

If you want to install GCC on your system and want to be able to compile things you are going to need to install the build-essentials package. On Ubuntu this includes all of the normal build tools that you would expect including gcc, g++, and make.

Just run these commands to update your repo info and install GCC and other build tools:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install build-essential

That’s it! You’re done!

Test It

Create a basic hello world program in C like this:


#include <stdio.h>
int main()
   printf("Hello, LinuxTect!");
   return 0;

Build it with GCC:

gcc -o hello hello.c

Execute it: