TurnKey Linux Virtual Appliance Library

how to install gcc on LAMP

roman.j's picture

 I installed LAMP on vmware server 1.06 virtual machine with intention of running plone on it. There is no gcc installed however. I am not familiar with Ubuntu. Webmin doesn't seem to help. Can somebody tell me how to install gcc? Thank you.

I managed to install build-essential, which installed gcc, but I was surprised that apt-get repositories were not set up. Is it assumed that no software is installed on an appliance? I couldn't find an editor - is there a detailed list of software included in the appliance? What's the typical usage scenario? If you charge $5/month for EC2 deployment, for which I signed up shouldn't you include some rudimentary documentation? 

Liraz Siri's picture

Install build-essential

Yep, TurnKey Linux appliances include the minimum components needed to get the job done, so the build chain needs to be installed separately. That's easy enough though:
apt-get update
apt-get install build-essential
Roman Budzianowski's picture

Doesn't work out of the box

 I had to create the file: /etc/apt/sources.list. Then I had to run apt-get update. Then the command worked.

Liraz Siri's picture

You didn't need to to create the sources.list

The package management sources are defined in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ so you don't need to create your own sources.list file.

You are right about apt-get update though. Maybe we should find a place to document that. Better yet we'll patch the appliance so that the next release runs "apt-get update" on first boot.

Sorry I imagine this can be a bit confusing to someone who isn't familiar with Debian / Ubuntu.

Liraz Siri's picture

Added documentation

Roman, you've inspired me to add a page on "Installing additional software via APT" to the documentation. Thanks for the feedback!

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