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Today installed CentOs 6.4 fresh new on my workstation.

I wanted to install g++. With my surprise I didn't succeed by using

 yum install gcc-g++

The thing is that even by doing a search I don't get any result.

 # No package available
 yum search g++

On top of that I installed successfully gcc.

Do you know whether I am using the wrong package name or what should I do?

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up vote 64 down vote accepted

Have you tried:
yum install gcc-c++

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..silly me..thanks a lot – Abruzzo Forte e Gentile Sep 27 '15 at 8:47

I was successful with on CentOS 6.4

    yum install gcc-c++.x86_64
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Also worked for me on CentOS 7. – Steve HHH Nov 11 '14 at 0:45

One thing I have realized is that many packages give that error because package names are usually different than most tutorials out there on the net.

Normally when I get stuck I just use this command:

yum list | grep <packagename>

This gets a list of all packages like the one we are searching for and it always lists the full name which we should use to install the package.

Also the <packagename> is case-sensitive, geoip and GeoIP will return different list of packages.

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You can make the match insensitive by using grep -i <packagename> instead. – Parthian Shot Feb 25 at 16:42

I ran into this post because installing node with regular gcc-c++ it will complain;

but to workaround the issue you can install gcc-g++ from Linuxsoft: Software Repository

curl > /etc/yum.repos.d/slc6-scl.repo

rpm --import

yum install -y devtoolset-3

scl enable devtoolset-3 bash

and node will be happy !

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