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Re: emacs 22.1 only starts in terminal

From: Nick Roberts
Subject: Re: emacs 22.1 only starts in terminal
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2007 21:17:19 +1200

 > I recently installed Emacs 22.1 from source on a PclinuxOs 2007
 > install. The install went well apparently without errors. However the
 > only way I can use  emacs is through  a konsole or xterm  session . I
 > also tried to make a menu entry for emacs in the menu editor (I am
 > using KDE) , I simply put the command entry as 'emacs' however this
 > fails to work at all. Will emacs only work as part of a terminal
 > session or is there something else I should do.  I am going to try it
 > on my Debian(Etch) install later.

You're probably missing some header files, e.g, /usr/include/ncurses.h (on
Ubuntu it's in the package libncurses5-dev).  You can check by looking through
config.log in the top directory.  Also, when you run configure at the start, a
list of how it will build is given at the end.


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