Solvedalacritty "error: linker cc not found" on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, using X11

On Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, using X11.

When installing alacritty via cargo 1.27.0 (1e95190e5 2018-05-27) I get the following error:

   Compiling cc v1.0.17                                                         
   Compiling bitflags v1.0.3
   Compiling pkg-config v0.3.11
   Compiling lazy_static v1.0.1
   Compiling khronos_api v2.2.0
   Compiling downcast-rs v1.0.3
error: linker `cc` not found
  = note: No such file or directory (os error 2)

error: aborting due to previous error

error: Could not compile `khronos_api`.
warning: build failed, waiting for other jobs to finish...
error: failed to compile `alacritty v0.1.0 (`, intermediate artifacts can be found at `/tmp/cargo-installxyENm0`

Caused by:
  build failed

I've tried a few things, like wiping out ~/.cargo and ensuring my cargo is up to date, but nothing I did seemed to help.

35 Answers

โœ”๏ธAccepted Answer

for me it was I didn't have cmake rather than gcc so sudo apt install cmake did the trick

Other Answers:

I tried that, but it's already installed.

~ ยป sudo apt install gcc
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
gcc is already the newest version (4:7.3.0-3ubuntu2).
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 83 not upgraded.

You'll need to install gcc to build Alacritty.

I can run cc --version without any issue, so it must be installed. I guess cargo can't find it for some reason?

cc (Ubuntu 7.3.0-16ubuntu3) 7.3.0
Copyright (C) 2017 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is NO

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