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How to compile a source code in Red Hat linux

Hello All,

I am trying to compile a source code in my virtual Red Hat. I tried to do so with the GCC compiler but the terminal returns that "the command is not found". the command line I am issuing is the following: gcc source.c -o outputname

Here is the output of uname -a respectively: "linux machinename 2.4.20-8"

can someone help?

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Mohamed Magdy
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yum install gcc c++

Then try your command again
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This is what I get:
bash: yum :command not found

Install yum from rpm file.
What is your release?

cat /etc/redhat-release

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release 9 (Shrike)
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You are using a very ancient version of Red-Hat, that hasn't been supported for over a decade, I believe. Get something current. That was a community version of Red-Hat, and the community versions are now Fedora, while Red-Hat itself is commercial, but you can get trial version if you register with Red-Hat, or if you don't want to, then go for CentOS which is community based clone of Red-Hat.
yeah...i paused when i saw the 2.4.20 kernel in the beginning
red hat 9 went end of life in april 2004
time to move on...
Is there any particular reason you are using such an old Linux distribution?
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I have discovered the solution myself. It was the only compiler available.