1.3. Programming Tools
GNU comes with a compiler called
GCC. Originally this stood for "GNU C
Compiler" but since it can now compile languages other than C
it's name was changed to "GNU Compiler Collection". To
check if you have GCC installed, type the following:
ciaran@pooh:~/book$ gcc --version
The version of GCC you have installed may be different, anything
similar, such as "2.95.2"
, is ok.
If you got an error message saying command not found
then you don't have GCC installed. If you installed GNU from a CD,
you should find GCC there. If you don't know how to install
applications from a CD then get a friend or the person who installed
your GNU system to do it for you.