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yum equivalent for apt’s build-essential

Just now I’ve installed Fedora 16 on my desktop. Normally I use Ubuntu (or Xubuntu rather). Because I’m a developer I need to have several build tools installed for compiling. On Ubuntu one of the first things I always do is a sudo apt-get install build-essential.

On Fedora, this is a little different. First of all, you’ve got to use the yum command line application. After some searching I found the following equivalent for build-essential.

sudo yum groupinstall “Development Tools”

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12 comments on “yum equivalent for apt’s build-essential

  • Awesome, I too am in your same boat.. Debian going to Fedora. Thank you for this.

  • Not sure if you’ve read my other posts (yet), but I’m now using Ubuntu 11.10. Fedora 16 just proved to be too unstable for me to be able to actually use it. For some reason the Live CD (or rather USB :-P) seemed a lot more stable.

  • Thanks! 🙂

  • Nice thank you! I am on Amazon Linux

  • Thank you. I’ll have a try:)

  • Hi. I’m not sure if this is still up-to-date. Please let me know if it did or didn’t work so I can update accordingly.

  • I had installed many packages for development, so I don’t know if
    yum groupinstall “Development Tools”
    can really fix the problems.

  • Ah well, good luck then :-).

  • Aiswarya Vinayachandran

    September 4, 2015 at 09:49

    [root@localhost ~]# sudo yum groupinstall “Development Tools”
    Yum command has been deprecated, redirecting to ‘/usr/bin/dnf groupinstall “Development Tools”’.
    See ‘man dnf’ and ‘man yum2dnf’ for more information.
    To transfer transaction metadata from yum to DNF, run:
    ‘dnf install python-dnf-plugins-extras-migrate && dnf-2 migrate’

    Last metadata expiration check performed 0:30:34 ago on Fri Sep 4 12:45:50 2015.
    Warning: Group ‘“Development’ does not exist.
    Warning: Group ‘Tools”’ does not exist.
    Error: Nothing to do.

    this is what i am getting as o/p for sudo yum groupinstall “Development Tools”

  • Looks like Yum is no longer being used. No clue what you’re supposed to do now, haven’t used Fedora since this last post.

  • dnf group install “Development Tools” <- seems to work, but don't copy and paste.

  • Thanks for sharing.