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

From: Jan Djärv
Subject: Re: Should libXt-devel be required to build Emacs?
Date: Sat, 23 Dec 2006 23:12:21 +0100
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Henrik Enberg skrev:
> 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.

But you probably didn't use autoconf 2.61.  If you had, you would have an X
enabled Emacs.

< 2.61 and no libXt-dev:  configure fails to find X at all.
2.61   and no libXt-dev:  configure finds X correctly.

Compilation works in both cases.

        Jan D.

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