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Re: just now made an emacs (on gnome). Problem: thinks I'm vt100 or some

From: Kevin Rodgers
Subject: Re: just now made an emacs (on gnome). Problem: thinks I'm vt100 or something!
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2011 22:47:55 -0700
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On 1/18/11 1:52 AM, David Combs wrote:
Just made an emacs (23.1) on Solaris 10 sparc.  Was
using gnome when I did it.

./configure  ... ... --with-gif=no  ...

Now, I thought that the use for libgif (or giflib?) was
so that you could show *photographs*, things like that.

(I used the with-gif=no because, on comp.unix.solaris,  that was
how I was told to do the configure.)

Anyway, that and the make (gmake) worked ok.

And when I actually ran the newly-built emacs (in ../src/),
hooray!, I finally had an emacs on this otherwise naked machine.

But it sure didn't look like the ntemacs I'm running on xp,
with the large fancy colorful "script" EMACS it showed on
starting up.

No such luck.  What I got was like 30 years ago emacs running
on an ADM-3a or vt-100: took no advantage of the gnome gui
it was running under.

Question: could that "no gif" do that?  (I hope not!)

So, what might I have done wrong?

You didn't save the output from configure, so that you could go
back and figure out what went wrong after the fact:

./configure ... 2>&1 | tee configure.log

You didn't tell us what it does look like, e.g. is it running in
its own X11 window or is it running in in the xterm (or other
terminal emulator window) in which you invoked it?

What does ldd `type emacs` show?

Kevin Rodgers
Denver, Colorado, USA

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