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I downloaded the Vice tar.gz, and followed the instructions here, including installing all the packages in the Debian list: https://www.lyonlabs.org/commodore/building-vice-on-linux.html

It said: configure: error: *** A compiler with support for C++11 language features is required.

So I installed GCC 8.2 per the instructions here: https://solarianprogrammer.com/2016/10/07/building-gcc-ubuntu-linux/ and I still get the same error. I have edited the .bashrc file and restarted but still to no avail. What am I doing wrong?

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Two moments here:

  1. VICE is packaged for all Ubuntu releases - see search on packages.ubuntu.com - on 18.04 LTS you will get 3.1.0.dfsg1-1 version from multiverse pocket. So you can simply install it with:

    sudo add-apt-repository multiverse
    sudo apt install vice
    
  2. You can compile newer 3.3 version of VICE if you install all needed dependencies with APT by following installation instruction:

    sudo apt-get install build-essential bison flex libnet1 libnet1-dev \
    libpcap0.8 libpcap0.8-dev libgtk-3-dev libvte-dev libasound2-dev xa65
    

    And finally install it to the system with checkinstall:

    ./configure --enable-native-gtk3ui --with-alsa --enable-ethernet
    make -j3
    
    sudo apt install checkinstall
    sudo checkinstall make install
    

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