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I'm pretty new to Linux but am catching on quite quickly. I have recently learned how to uncompress files with extensions such as tar.bz2, tar.gz and then just plain old .tar. I can do those no problem. After that I cd into the new directory that is made, but for some reason after running ./configure I get the following error at the end:
checking for X:... configure: error: Can't find X includes. Please check your installation and add the correct paths!
Now I am downloading the files into my /usr/src/ folder and I am unsure if that is causing the problem. I know that normally all someone would have to do is uncompress the file, then either use the make then make install or ./configure, make, make install. I can't even get to that point. I felt like I was making progress because I learned how to install programs finally and then I can't install them. . Any and all help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
I didn't think so. I know that normally if you want to use root privileges you have to use the su command but I thought that since I was logged on as root I was given unrestricted access to the system which includes installations.