I'm still new to Ubuntu/Linux use
I'm installing Emacs (version 25.1)
that I've downloaded source files,
uncompressed and extracted the files using
It seems I have to use .
Computer works for a while and gives me this result:
checking for X... no checking for X... true configure: error: 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+ 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 to configure.
I looked in internet about this problem and a reply in a thread says to use:
sudo apt-get build-dep emacs23
and this will install everything needed to compile
but when I do this I get :
E: Unable to find a source package for emacs25.1
In software and updates screen I've enabled the source code option. I checked
etc/apt/sources.list.d folder and it is empty.
I'm not sure what to do. If everything fails will compiling
emacs without x window support cause problems later?
Should I try to manually install x development files, toolkit files,files for image handling. How is how do I do this.
So I installed Emacs using pre-built package. used command :
sudo apt-get install emacs
In 2019 I'm now using VIM editor, so can't address this question now. But if you have an answer feel free to leave below