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Re: Building Emacs from git master on macOS Catalina

From: Carlo Tambuatco
Subject: Re: Building Emacs from git master on macOS Catalina
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2019 23:11:26 -0400

You probably know this already, but emacs is also available to install via
Homebrew, on macOS Catalina,
in case you want to take the easy way out...

On Thu, Oct 10, 2019 at 8:54 PM Giorgos Keramidas <>

> Hi everyone,
> I recently reinstalled my laptop from scratch, and now I am trying to get
> Emacs to build on macOS Catalina, using gnutls library from a local
> Homebrew installation from the /opt/brew prefix directory.
> To do this I used a shell wrapper around ./configure script with all the
> options I'd like to enable:
> But then "configure" script runs it fails with a strange error, which I am
> not sure how to resolve:
> The full output of config.log is this one:
> and it contains this part for the gnutls failure:
> configure:16125: checking for library containing inflateEnd
> configure:16156: gcc -o conftest -g3 -O2     conftest.c   >&5
> Undefined symbols for architecture x86_64:
>   "_inflateEnd", referenced from:
>       _main in conftest-fe181b.o
> ld: symbol(s) not found for architecture x86_64
> clang: error: linker command failed with exit code 1 (use -v to see
> invocation)
> configure:16156: $? = 1
> It looks like this should be using -lz while checking for gnutls
> availability, but that feels a bit off.  It means gnutls check depends on
> the result of libz check. Is this a bug in the configure script, or
> something I am doing wrong?
> - Giorgos

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