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compiling emacs22 on my eeepc

Tonight I took some time and compiled emacs22 for my eeepc.  After a little trial and error, here were my steps:

  1. Download emacs
  2. Add non-asus package repositories
  3. sudo apt-get install build-essential
  4. sudo apt-get install libncurses5-dev
  5. sudo apt-get install xlibs-dev (if you want to emacs to use X)
  6. unpack emacs tarball
  7. ./configure
  8. make (took about 6 minutes)
  9. sudo make-install
  10. go to sleep


  1. aristus wrote:

    Just an update for fellow travelers: xlibs-dev did not install on my stock eeepc 900 because of a dependency conflict with an asus-specific version of xrandr.

    Thursday, August 21, 2008 at 8:54 pm | Permalink
  2. ArtureX wrote:

    Maybe somebody knows how to get xlibs-dev on an eeepc 900?
    I cannot figure it out…

    Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at 10:54 am | Permalink