How to install the gcc make perl packages from your distribution

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install build-essential gcc make perl dkms

The commands listed above are for a Linux distribution using the apt package manager. They are used to install the following packages:

  • build-essential: A metapackage that includes the GCC compiler and other libraries necessary to build and compile software.
  • GCC: A popular open-source compiler for the C, C++, Fortran, Ada, and other programming languages.
  • make: A build automation tool for compiling software.
  • perl: A high-level programming language used for scripting and general-purpose programming.
  • dkms: Dynamic Kernel Module Support, a Linux tool used to compile and install device drivers.

Here’s a brief explanation of the commands:

  1. sudo apt-get update: This updates the package manager’s local database with the latest package information from the distribution’s servers.
  2. sudo apt-get install build-essential gcc make perl dkms: This command installs the five packages specified. The sudo command is used to run the command as an administrator, which is necessary because installing packages requires elevated privileges.
  3. reboot: This command reboots the system. A reboot is recommended after installing new packages to ensure the changes take effect.