Development tools are required to install on your system if you have planned to build software’s. It’s also useful for building packages on your system. Development tools contains few general useful tools like GCC, g++, make, libc6-dev and dpkg-dev packages.
Install Development Tools
Use the following set of commands to install development tools package on your Debian based systems.
$ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install build-essential
Check Installed Versions
After successful installation of build-essential package on your system, let’s check installed versions of important binaries.
$ gcc --version gcc (Ubuntu 4.8.4-2ubuntu1~14.04) 4.8.4 Copyright (C) 2013 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
$ make --version GNU Make 3.81 Copyright (C) 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.