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  • Last week, I was setting up Nginx and while compiling I encountered an error, which I was able to resolve as follows.

    I thought to document so others can be benefited from it.

    [[email protected] nginx-1.6.3]# ./configure --prefix=/apps/nginx --add-module=./ngx_cache_purge-2.3 --add-module=./headers-more-nginx-module-0.25/
    checking for C compiler ... not found
    ./configure: error: C compiler cc is not found


    This usually happens when you don’t have C/GCC compiler installed on your server. All you got to do is to install gcc to resolve this.

    # yum install gcc

    If using CentOS 8 then you can use the DNF command.

    # dnf install gcc

    Once installed, you can verify as below.

    # gcc
    gcc: fatal error: no input files
    compilation terminated.

    This has helped me and I hope you too. Learn more about Linux administration here.