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?

4 Answers 4


Have you tried:
yum install gcc-c++

  • 3
    Wow... silly me, too. That's c++ not g++! Jun 29, 2016 at 20:20
  • This worked for me, after searched lot......Thanks again Nov 14, 2017 at 9:51

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, 2014 at 0:45

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 http://linuxsoft.cern.ch/cern/scl/slc6-scl.repo > /etc/yum.repos.d/slc6-scl.repo

rpm --import http://ftp.mirrorservice.org/sites/ftp.scientificlinux.org/linux/scientific/obsolete/51/i386/RPM-GPG-KEYs/RPM-GPG-KEY-cern

yum install -y devtoolset-3

scl enable devtoolset-3 bash

and node will be happy !


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.

  • 1
    You can make the match insensitive by using grep -i <packagename> instead. Feb 25, 2016 at 16:42
  • yum has its own search command which looks in descriptions and urls as well as package names.
    – user201267
    Jul 16, 2017 at 13:25

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