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Re: configure script does not fail and stop when it should

From: Johan Bockgård
Subject: Re: configure script does not fail and stop when it should
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2007 13:10:25 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110007 (No Gnus v0.7) Emacs/23.0.50 (gnu/linux)

<address@hidden> writes:

> I would expect the configure script to detect a running/installed X
> Windows, and then perhaps complain that the development headers /
> libraries for X Windows are not available. I mean, I expect "configure"
> to fail, that means, to NOT generate a makefile. It would be nice if it
> then said something along the line "you probably need to install the X
> Windows development files/package/whatever".

Thanks for the report. In CVS, the configure script stops with the

    You seem to be running X, but no X development libraries were found.
    You should install the relevant development files for X and for the
    toolkit you want, such as Gtk+, Lesstif or Motif. Also make sure you
    have development files for image handling, i.e. tiff, gif, jpeg, png
    and xpm.
    If you are sure you want Emacs compiled without X window support,
    pass --without-x

2007-06-20  Jan Djärv  <address@hidden>

            * configure.in: Complain if X seems to be installed but no
            development files were found.

Johan Bockgård

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