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I'm currently using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS mainly for neuroimaging use. I need to install a program (see: http://dti-tk.sourceforge.net/pmwiki/pmwiki.php?n=SourceCode.SourceCode) which is requiring me to install 'Development Tools' from CentOS. I was directed to: https://support.eapps.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/438/55/user-guide---installing-the-centos-development-tools-gcc-flex-etc#installing-the-development-tools-using-yum where I followed the instructions on the page.

However, I find that when I enter

$ yum groupinstall "development tools"
There are no enabled repos.
Run "yum repolist all" to see the repos you have.
You can enable repos with yum-config-manager --enable <repo>

And I get repolist: 0 when I run yum repolist all. When I try to enable repos with the yum-config-manager command, I get You must be root to change the yum configuration.

I'm not sure what I should do at this point? Any help would be much appreciated.

  • Why do you think you need "to install 'Development Tools' from CentOS"? CentOS is a RedHat based distribution, whereas Ubuntu is Debian based. Did you actually try building it with equivalent standard tools from the Ubuntu repository? – steeldriver Jul 14 '15 at 4:05
  • @steeldriver I'm an Ubuntu newbie and am not confident of doing that.. I'm not sure if that is doable? – user54137 Jul 14 '15 at 4:11
  • Try running sudo yum-config-manager. – RCF Jul 14 '15 at 5:53
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You do not need to download CentOS development tools or yum. If you look at the guide you'll need cvs and ccmake.

To download those, use apt-get. See below:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install cvs cmake-curses-gui

I found both cvs and ccmake applications by searching the cache for the repositories:

  1. sudo apt-get update gets the latest version of the applications in the repositories. No need to do this if you've already installed the applications with the command I provided above.

  2. apt-cache search <package name> to search for a specific application that are available in the repositories you have in your repository list.

See more with man apt-cache and man apt-get.

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    Just FYI: The apt tool can do searching: apt search <name>. – muru Jul 14 '15 at 6:56

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