Re: ./configure doesn't think I have X

Matt Thompson (
Mon, 3 Nov 1997 12:10:12 -0800 (PST)

> This is not intended to be insulting, but you should really do it, as it
> will help you doing lots of cool things in very short time, if you know
> about the basic concepts ...
> Standard output is the "file" which is connected to your console by default.
> If an application prints something, it is sent there and thus normally
> displayed. However it is sometimes desireable to save the output away.
> This is done using "output redirection" which can be e.g. done by
> bash$ scanimage >output.ppm
> for about any shell I know.

thanks for that. no, i don't take it as an insult at all. i've learned a
lot over the last year and a half using Linux, but I was *completely*
green when i started, so there are bound to be some holes in my knowledge.

> > i also don't know why there isn't an xscanimage binary.
> Could you send a transcript of the ./configure session to see what is
> happening ? Or maybe getting a binary package would be a good idea.

yes, i will definitely post the results of a configure session. let me
plow through my email, then i will. also, where could i get pre-compiled
binaries? i'm using the development version of debian with kernel 2.1.59.


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