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When I'm trying to compile a C++ program with gcc, it gives me following error:

gcc: error trying to exec 'cc1plus': execvp: No such file or directory
error: command 'gcc' failed with exit status 1
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You're missing g++ package on your machine. Install it via:

sudo apt-get install g++


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Just for a clarification: Default Ubuntu installation comes with gcc, but not with g++. – Andrejs Cainikovs May 21 '12 at 10:45

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