Stdio.h: No such file or directory with Ubuntu

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Even though you may have a C compiler installed (e.g., gcc), the build-essential metapackage must be installed to compile most software.

$ gcc test.c
test.c:20:19: error: stdio.h: No such file or directory
test.c:21:19: error: errno.h: No such file or directory
test.c:22:20: error: stdlib.h: No such file or directory
test.c:23:20: error: string.h: No such file or directory
test.c:24:20: error: malloc.h: No such file or directory
...
$ sudo apt-get install build-essential

$ gcc test.c
$
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