In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and configure GCC Compiler on CentOS 7. Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with
sudo privileges. All the commands in this tutorial should be run as a non-root user.
GCC or GNU Compiler Collection is released by the Free Software Foundation and as the name suggests, it is a very useful collection of programming compilers such as C, C++, Objective-C, Objective-C++, Fortran, Java, Go, and Ada. Many open-source projects including the GNU tools and the Linux kernel are compiled with GCC.
Install GCC Compiler on CentOS 7
Step 1. The first command will update the package lists to ensure you get the latest version and dependencies.
sudo yum install epel-release sudo yum update
Step 2. Install GCC Compiler on CentOS system.
To install gcc compiler and development tools by issue the following command:
sudo yum group install "Development Tools"
If you want to check if gcc is installed successfully, just issue the following command:
# gcc --version gcc (GCC) 4.8.5 20150463 (Red Hat 4.8.5-36) Copyright (C) 2015 Free Software Foundation, Inc. This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PA
That’s all you need to do to install GCC on CentOS 7. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. For further reading on GCC Compiler, please refer to their official knowledge base. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.