The Development Tools enables you to perform your day-to-day software development in your favorite programming language comfortably. Some of these tools include gcc, clang, make, autoconf, pam-devel, python-devel and a multitude of other devel packages. This guide will help you in installing the Software Development Tools on Solus Linux system.
In this guide, we assume you already have an Installed Linux system. This can be a Virtual Machine, your Laptop or operating system installed as Desktop or on Server hardware. Ensure your system is first upgraded.
sudo eopkg upgrade
Once you’ve upgraded the system, proceed to install Development Tools on Solus Linux system.
sudo eopkg install -c system.devel
These set of tools will enable you to be able to compile Linux applications from source code. A successful installation message looks like below.
Installed nasm [✓] Syncing filesystems success [✓] Updating dynamic library cache success [✓] Updating clr-boot-manager success [✓] Updating hwdb success [✓] Updating system users success [✓] Updating systemd tmpfiles success [✓] Reloading systemd configuration success [✓] Re-executing systemd success [✓] Compiling glib-schemas success [✓] Updating manpages database success [✓] Reloading udev rules success [✓] Applying udev rules success
We can try checking if gcc is installed.
$ gcc --version gcc (Solus) 9.3.0 Copyright (C) 2019 Free Software Foundation, Inc. This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
You now have a set of Development Tools installed on Solus Linux. You can check other articles available on our site.