If we are going to compile C program on Ubuntu Linux, we need a suitable compiler for compiling our C source code which is running on Ubuntu. For that, we need a build-essentials. The build-essentials package is a reference for all the packages needed to compile a Debian package. It generally includes the GCC/g++ compilers and libraries and some other utilities. At this article we will explain how to install build-essential on Ubuntu 18.04 TLS Linux.
If we install the build-essential package, its meant we will also install additional libraries as well as gcc compiler. And the build-essential is a metapackage that installs many other packages, like G++, GCC, dpkg-dev, make,etc. So if you need to install C/C++ compiler, you just need to install build-essential package on your machine.
Before installing any new software on our Ubuntu, we have to update our system with latest repository by executing
sudo apt update command.
Install build-essential Package
The build-essential bundle is as of now accessible on the default Ubuntu repository, so if we are going to install it, just a simple step to be taken, only use
apt install command.
After installation package was succesfull done, then we have to verifty the installation result by checking for GCC version. The command is as :
ramans@ubuntu:~$ gcc --version
The build-essential package was installed done, the next step we can run the compiler for C script languaged. Let’s try to make some C program.
Have a nice day !