Re: C compiler cannot create executables no good google answers
> >> I got past that now... apparently finally got whatever it was
> >> installed. But now ./configure complains about X libraries:
> >> 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+, Lesstif or Motif.
> >> Also make sure you have development files for image handling, i.e.
> >> tiff, gif, jpeg, png and xpm.
> >> Do you know which packages might be needed?
> > Not yet; give me some more time and I'll try to compile emacs24 and let
> > you know what I find out ...
> OK, thanks for the effort.
The easiest solution might be to run
aptitude build-dep emacs23
this will install the build-dependences for emacs23 -- which are
probably a good start to try compiling emacs24.
(Maybe they are already sufficient)