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Re: Should libXt-devel be required to build Emacs?

From: Henrik Enberg
Subject: Re: Should libXt-devel be required to build Emacs?
Date: Sat, 23 Dec 2006 21:43:22 +0100

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:
>     > That's not so bad.  Most users don't need to rebuild the configure
>     > file, so they won't have a problem.
>     >
>     > However, we could ask the Autoconf developers to release a patched
>     > version 2.59.1 which fixes this bug and doesn't require a new M4.
>     On the other hand, most users don't compile Emacs at all; they use
>     pre-packaged binaries; those that do compile Emacs can surely install
>     libXt-dev.
> I don't remember all the details of the problem.  If libXt-dev is not
> installed, what happens when configure is correctly built with
> autoconf 2.61?  Does compilation fail because libXt-dev includes
> things needed for compilation?  Or does compilation work?

I just built Emacs on a brand new Debian system, and without libXt-dev,
the configure script doesn't find X11 at all, even when passing
--with-x.  So you end up with a non-x enabled Emacs.

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