I downloaded elastic cobol onto a Debian system and get a fresh copy of the properties file (license). The environment comes up fine but when I compile anything, (FTN code, for example), I get Severe Error during compilation at line 0 of the file. I have updated all of the Debian packages in the VM and updated eCobol to 14,4,15,
Elastic Cobol on Linux?
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This means that supporting libraries, such as the Gnu C/C++ library are not installed on your system. You can verify by running the compiler from the command line as shown on the Forum article https://heirloomcomputing.zendesk.com/entries/25049783-ecobol-Options