Building things for CentOS
CentOS is a free (as in beer) build of Linux from the RedHat source code. It is supposed to be binary compatible with RedHat. I have been pushed down the path of CentOS for an Internet server, and am running into some challenges, but I suppose it is a good learning experience for me.
Ugh. Any operating system that does not come installed with a C compiler is demented. Any installation of a library that is missing the .a ("development") library files is for lusers.
yum install gcc