Of course, your Linux installation must be capable of compiling source code. Some Linux distributions offer a choice of more than one installation configuration. Configurations described as "minimal", "light", "compact", or "laptop" often lack the gcc compiler and libraries that are necessary to translate source code into executable programs. But it makes sense to check what is actually included, no matter what the configuration is called. We have seen "default" and "desktop" configurations that lacked gcc and important libraries!
Please let us know if you discover that it is compatible with some other Linux distribution, or if you would like us to build an RPM for some other Linux distribution.
After installation you can query the package by typing
rpm -qi nrn
rpm -e nrn