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Why do I need to install a compiler?
Some devops features such as monitoring and memory / CPU profiling require native (C++) code. StrongLoop distributes its software with npm, but npm compiles native code upon installation. Therefore, to take advantage of these features, you must install a compiler.
- Python (v2.7 recommended; v3.x.x is not supported). If you installed Python in a non-standard location, see Configuring Python directory.
- A proper C/C++ compiler toolchain, like GCC. NOTE: g++ version 4.2 or later is required.