Prerequisites: step 3: Step 3: Install and Enable Guest Additions


#1

hi,

the following code “sudo apt install gcc make perl” responds with

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Package gcc is not available but is referred to by another package. This may mean the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is only available from another source.

Package make is not available but is referred to by another package. This may mean the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is only available from another source.

E: Package ‘gcc’ has no installation candidate
E: Package ‘make’ has no installation candidate

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Not sure what this exactly means, but my guess is that ‘gcc’ and ‘make’ are not avaialble and might to find them somewhere online,

is this step essential? I wonder if skipping it would yield an impact later on?

what do you think?

Thanks
Kel


#2

What OS are you using?


#3

Host is Windows and guest is Linux,

I fixed it by first executing the following command

“sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade”

I wish I knew the entire and fundamental reason(s) of why I had to this but I had an issue with “access denied” and “root” problems each time I tried getting the additions.

Seems like you had to ask for both “update && upgrade” at the same time to bypass.

Thanks for reaching out!