[sf-lug] sf-lug:building but missing dependencies

Tony ccahua at gmail.com
Sun Mar 21 18:02:34 PDT 2010

On Sun, Mar 21, 2010 at 12:26 PM, jim <jim at well.com> wrote:

>   ...if you
> bypass the package manager, you have the risk
> of downloading libraries in that way, and the
> package manager is likely to overwrite your
> libs the next time it finds a need to update
> that lib.

Thank you for the reply, Jim.

Happily, I got it resolved and I'm typing this on GNU Emacs 23.1.1 with the
stock Xandros.

The irony was I used vim to edit the bug in the makefile found in this
usenet posted solution:

Thanks for the caution on straying from the package manager. I wouldn't have
except the latest version was not available so hence building from source.
I thought adding Debian repos to the sources.list would get access to
everything from Debian, but that was not the case for my setup.
I guess the confusing thing for me was installing software in Linux is not
as straightforward as I thought.
With Windows, cygwin came with emacs 23 and on Mac, macports was so
convenient. But on Linux, the user has to search around more for the
ingredients to get cooking.
Right now, I can only boil water or make the microwave go beep :)
My Linux experience seems a balance between convenience and going through
these growing pains.

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