GCC: Linux gnu/stubs-32.h: No such file or directory

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I have Debian / Ubuntu Linux. I need to compile software written in C. The gcc throwing an error that read as follows:

gnu/stubs-32.h: No such file or directory compilation terminated. make: *** [foo.o] Error 1

How do I fix this problem under Debian or Ubuntu Linux 64 bit system and compile apps using gcc compiler?

Tutorial details
Difficulty level Easy
Root privileges Yes
Requirements glibc
Est. reading time 1 minutes
You need 32bit embedded GNU C Library. This incldes development Libraries, header files, contains the symlinks, headers, and object files needed to compile and link programs which use the standard C library.

Fix for Debian Linux

Type the following command:
$ sudo apt-get install libc6-dev

Fix for Ubuntu Linux

Type the following command:
$ sudo apt-get install libc6-dev-i386

Fix for OpenSUSE / Novell Suse Linux (SLES)

Type the following command:
# zypper in glibc-devel-32bit

Fix for RHEL / Fedora / CentOS / Scientific Linux

Type the following yum command to install glibc package:
# yum install glibc-devel.i686

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1 comment… add one
  • Shantanu Gadgil Mar 19, 2013 @ 10:44

    Hi,
    What’s embedded about this?
    I just thought of it/them as “32bit development packages” (headers and stuff)

    Regards,
    Shantanu

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