> I wanted to install emacs, so I ran ./configure.
> After a while it told me it has found an error of the kind: You seem to be
> running X, but no development libraries were found. You should bla bla bla.
> If you are sure you want Emacs compiled without X window support, pass
> --without-x to configure.
> So next I ran ./configure --without-x and I waited. After waiting a lot I
> started having the feeling of having a deja-vu experience. On the screen I
> was seeing things I had seen before. It seemed as if the machine was
> checking the same things round and round again. So I left the machine alone.
> When I returned after some hours its state was the same: checking round and
> round. I stopped it.
> After this, when I ran make, it told me: no targets specified and no
> makefile found
> What is happening?
You probably don't have all the development libraries installed.
Getting this list right and complete can be a bit tricky. If you are
on a redhat based system you can try
# yum-builddep emacs
to install them.
> Best regards
> Alisa Bezkresta
Open source is the future. It sets us free.