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I installed PCLinuxOS today but cannot find anywhere to download the complete GCC tools. I found sources gut that is useless without having GCC in the first place. How do ...
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    Where/How Installing GCC?


    I installed PCLinuxOS today but cannot find anywhere to download the complete GCC tools. I found sources gut that is useless without having GCC in the first place.

    How do I download GCC binaries with all libraries/includes and how do i install it? Linux is a real PITA. Any help is appreciated.

    Thanks in advance guys.

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    You can install gcc by doing
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    #apt-get update
    #apt-get install gcc
    Alternatively you can use Synaptic which is the GUI package manager.

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    Ok, bear with me as the only time I used Linux was about 10 years ago on the PowerPC platform. Consider me a newb.

    Do I type those commands in the terminal? And is that all I need to type and it will download/install it automatically or what?

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    Yes. Type those commands in Terminal and it will download/install packages for you. You must have root privileges to execute those commands.
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    Alright, I will try it. I just installed KNOPPIX but I can't get the internet working now. Once I figure that out I will run those commands.

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    Well, it worked. I now have GCC on KNOPPIX. And I did get the internet working. However, I wish it were easier to setup the internet on Linux like it is on Windows and MacOS.

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    However, I wish it were easier to setup the internet on Linux like it is on Windows and MacOS.[/QUOTE]
    It depends on your distro, hardware and internet connection. Its fairly simple to setup wired connections. Wireless connections are a different matter because most use proprietary chipsets.

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    I am wired. I have a cable modem, NOT wireless.

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    If you have a wired connection, then it shouldn't be too complicated. Usually the setup is done interactively during setting or automatically when you are running from a live cd. Since you are using PCLinuxOS, it should be a matter of running the control center, go to the networking section and choose the option to setup a new connection.

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    PCLinuxOS auto detects it, the problem was with KNOPPIX

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