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Re: Compiling emacs 22 on ubuntu 7.0.4

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Compiling emacs 22 on ubuntu 7.0.4
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2007 03:49:21 -0400

    I have machines where no libpng or lib(un)gif are installed.  But I don't 
    that functionallity in Emacs.  So why should Emacs reuire those libraries? 

Is there some particular reason why you want to avoid installing those
libraries there?

Kastrup wrote:

    I don't mind being able to specify --without-libpng and/or
    --without-libgif, but the default behavior makes it somewhat too easy
    to overlook that one is not generating a fully-capable Emacs for a
    given platform.

I agree.

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