Re: configure

David Mihm (
Mon, 15 Feb 1999 11:10:44 -0600 (CST)

On Mon, 15 Feb 1999, Mark Johnson wrote:

! OK..  I'm having some trouble installing AfterStep...  
! The configure script can not detect X windows.   I've looked through the
! script but as I'm only new to linux I really don't understand what is
! going on the file.  So can someone tell me how it checks for X so that I
! can work out what is going on..  
!   I've just installed S.u.S.E. so everything is pretty much been set up as 
! defaults...

	When you install a unices OS, you have a choice of installing just
the "runtime" libraries and binaries, and then the development headers.
It is thiese development headers which are required to do any compiling of
programs.  In this situation, the configure script is looking for the X
headers, of which you probably haven't installed.  Get the headers for X
and the other libraries (xpm at a minumum) listed in the README, and all
should continue nicely.

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