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Old 06-11-2014, 01:41 AM   #1
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what is X development libraries

I am trying to install emacs on an Oracle Linux machine and configuration says:

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+, Lesstif or Motif. Also make
sure you have development files for image handling, i.e.
tiff, gif, jpeg, png and xpm.

However, I can find gtk2-2.18.9-12.el6.x86_64 installed on the machine. Could anyone help advise what I should do next? ( Sorry I am still new to linux, please forgive me if this is really a dumb question.)
Old 06-11-2014, 02:05 AM   #2
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"development libraries" are used in compiling from source. I don't know anything about Oracle but in many distributions you install packages whose names end in "-dev". libx11-dev would be an example.
Description: X11 client-side library (development headers)
This package provides a client interface to the X Window System, otherwise known as 'Xlib'. It
provides a complete API for the basic functions of the window system.


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