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    Finding my C++ compiler/getting one

    Hello again,

    I installed the newest version of Fedora last week using virtual box. I plan on doing some C++ programing(in net-beans) for school but u can't find the compiler any where. I assume their would be one installed when i installed fedora. I found a few websites saying i need to use the package manager to install it. I can't find this package manager i have searched for it. I don't want to go download and try to install a compiler if i already have one.



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    Administrator MikeTbob's Avatar
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    Apr 2006
    Try something like this as root user, in a terminal window:
    yum install gcc gcc-c++
    I think for Fedora, you can install a graphical package manager.
    yum install yumex
    The package manager will be in your system menu and it's called yumex.
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    Ty for your help.

    the 'yum' command worked like a charm, installed the compiler and even linked it to my IDE.

    what does the 'yum' command mean/do? (so i can use it in the future)

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    Linux Guru reed9's Avatar
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    Feb 2009
    Boston, MA
    Yum is a command line package manager used by Fedora/RHEL.

    YumCommands - yum - Trac

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    Linux Guru Rubberman's Avatar
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    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
    YUM - Yellowdog Update Manager, or to some, Yet another Update Manager...
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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