I have a fresh install of Kubuntu 10.04.3 on a new motherboard. The driver(s) in the install do not support the Intel 82579V NIC on the motherboard. I've located and downloaded the NIC driver - but of course that requires a compiler to build/install.
There does not seem to be any version of gcc installed by the distro CD. Is that correct? (Seems odd at best to me.)
I've found gcc .deb files at archive.ubuntu.com and https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-toolchain/+archive/ppa. However the process of downloading (via another computer of course) a bunch of separate/dependent .deb and installing separately is error-prone. Also I am not sure which version of compiler I need.
Can anyone suggest the simplest way to do this?
UPDATE: Per user606723's suggestion, I tried using the CD. I uncommented the CDROM line at the top of sources.list. Then
apt-get install build-essentials
resulted in a 'no package found' message.
apt-get install gcc
offered to install 42MB of packages, but failed to find any of them on the CD
UPDATE_2: I can see the .deb files on the CD via Dolphin file manager. The path appears to be the same as the apt-get error messages.
Also the build-essential (note no trailing s) package is there. However it fails with file not found errors also.
UPDATE_3: Tried rebooting with CDROM out, then
apt-cdrom add apt-get update apt-get install build-essential
Result is same file not found errors.
Also tried navigating with Dolphin to the build-essential .deb on the CD and clicking. Brings up Package Installer, which ultimately fails trying to get the first file (probably same underlying error?).
SOLVED: Based on this bug report: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apt/+bug/602945 I added a symbolic link from /media/apt/pool -> /cdrom/pool and now the apt-get install works.