Installing the CentOS Development Tools (gcc, flex, etc)
Posted by Alan Bowman on 22 March 2012 02:12 PM
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Installing the CentOS Development Tools (gcc, flex, autoconf, etc)
If you are going to do any software development on your Virtual Server, or manually install software or applications that need to be compiled in order to work, you will need to install the CentOS Development Tools. These tools are installed from the command line of the VS using yum.
The "Development tools" are a yum group, which is a predefined bundle of software that can be installed at once, instead of having to install each application separately.
The Development tools will allow you to build and compile software from source code. Tools for building RPMs are also included, as well as source code management tools like Git, SVN, and CVS.
Installing the Development Tools
To install the CentOS Development tools, you will need to be able to connect to your Virtual Server using SSH, and work as the root user. Information on connecting to your VS using SSH is found here - http://support.eapps.com/ispmgr/ssh
Development Tools - included applications
The current applications available with the CentOS Development tools yum group are:
There are also dependencies that will install with these tools.
Installing the Development tools using yum
Before installing the Development tools, run the yum clean all command. This will clear the yum cache and force it to reread any changed configuration files.
You will need to confirm that you want to continue the installation. Enter a y to continue.
How many packages will be installed depends on your template. A LAMP template will require fewer packages than a non-LAMP template.
It will take anywhere from 3 to 5 minutes to install all the packages. Once everything is installed, you will see a Complete! message, and be returned to the command prompt.