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I am having a bit of a nightmare running up an Ubuntu distribution on an offline machine. Can anyone advise a distribution of Linux with G++ (or the contents of the build essential ubuntu package) as standard?

It is an absolute nightmare trying to download all the dependencies separately and I'm not getting on with Keryx at all. Many people have noted that build-essential package is available on the Ubuntu install CD but I can't find it on the 12.04 install CD using

sudo apt-get install build-essential

I could do with a distribution with g++ in the basic install so I can get on with my day!

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Have you tried apt-cache search g++? Show us the output if g++ --version after installing build-essential? – quanta Sep 18 '12 at 13:36
Have you tried connecting the machine to the network? – Michael Hampton Sep 18 '12 at 13:48
Order or dowload a set of Debian DVDs. That will include all the main packages. – Zoredache Sep 18 '12 at 15:58
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A source distribution like Gentoo will provides all tools needed for compiling like g++

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