I want to install emacs on my XUBUNTU 12.04. So I downloaded the emacs.tar.gz file.

I did tar zxf emacs_x.x.x to extract it to a folder.

Then cd emacs/

Then I tried to ./configure. This is not working.

I'm using XUBUNTU 12.04 fresh installation. Please help me solve this problem.

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    What's the output of ./configure? May 7, 2012 at 12:51
  • Is there a special reason you're trying to compile it yourself from source code? Why not install it via Ubuntu's package management system? sudo apt-get install emacs
    – Jesper
    May 7, 2012 at 13:45
  • I don't have internet connectivity
    – r18ul
    May 8, 2012 at 6:15

1 Answer 1


Probaly You need to run


before that. Have You read README?

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