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I cloned the official trunk branch with:

bzr branch bzr://bzr.savannah.gnu.org/emacs/trunk

I then built autoconf, automake and texinfo. I also updated my PERL5LIB to make it include /path/to/automake/share/automake-1.13 (otherwise I get the error: can't locate Automake/Config.pm).

I then run:

> autogen.sh 

I then run ./configure --without-gif --prefix=/some/path.

I then run make and get the following error: collect2: error: ld returned exit status. See the full trace below:

gcc -std=gnu99     -I. -I../src -I../lib -I/home/john/bin/emacs/rc/emacs-24.3/lib-src -I/home/john/opt/emacs/rc/emacs-24.3/lib-src/../src -I/home/
john/bin/emacs/rc/emacs-24.3/lib-src/../lib  -Wl,-znocombreloc   -g3 -O2 -DEMACS_NAME="\"GNU Emacs\"" \
          -DVERSION="\"24.3\"" /home/john/bin/emacs/rc/emacs-24.3/lib-src/etags.c \
          regex.o ../lib/libgnu.a  -o etags
regex.o: In function `stpncpy':
/usr/include/bits/string3.h:160: multiple definition of `stpncpy'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/string3.h:160: first defined here
regex.o: In function `realpath':
/usr/include/bits/stdlib.h:37: multiple definition of `realpath'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/stdlib.h:37: first defined here
regex.o: In function `ptsname_r':
/usr/include/bits/stdlib.h:53: multiple definition of `ptsname_r'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/stdlib.h:53: first defined here
regex.o: In function `wctomb':
/usr/include/bits/stdlib.h:74: multiple definition of `wctomb'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/stdlib.h:74: first defined here
regex.o: In function `mbstowcs':
/usr/include/bits/stdlib.h:95: multiple definition of `mbstowcs'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/stdlib.h:95: first defined here
regex.o: In function `wcstombs':
/usr/include/bits/stdlib.h:114: multiple definition of `wcstombs'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/stdlib.h:114: first defined here
regex.o: In function `read':
/usr/include/bits/unistd.h:35: multiple definition of `read'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/unistd.h:35: first defined here
regex.o: In function `pread':
/usr/include/bits/unistd.h:57: multiple definition of `pread'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/unistd.h:57: first defined here
regex.o: In function `pread64':
/usr/include/bits/unistd.h:77: multiple definition of `pread64'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/unistd.h:77: first defined here
regex.o: In function `readlink':
/usr/include/bits/unistd.h:99: multiple definition of `readlink'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/unistd.h:99: first defined here
regex.o: In function `readlinkat':
/usr/include/bits/unistd.h:121: multiple definition of `readlinkat'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/unistd.h:121: first defined here
regex.o: In function `getcwd':
/usr/include/bits/unistd.h:136: multiple definition of `getcwd'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/unistd.h:136: first defined here
regex.o: In function `getwd':
/usr/include/bits/unistd.h:150: multiple definition of `getwd'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/unistd.h:150: first defined here
regex.o: In function `confstr':
/usr/include/bits/unistd.h:165: multiple definition of `confstr'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/unistd.h:165: first defined here
regex.o: In function `getgroups':
/usr/include/bits/unistd.h:181: multiple definition of `getgroups'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/unistd.h:181: first defined here
regex.o: In function `ttyname_r':
/usr/include/bits/unistd.h:197: multiple definition of `ttyname_r'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/unistd.h:197: first defined here
regex.o: In function `getlogin_r':
/usr/include/bits/unistd.h:213: multiple definition of `getlogin_r'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/unistd.h:213: first defined here
regex.o: In function `gethostname':
/usr/include/bits/unistd.h:230: multiple definition of `gethostname'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/unistd.h:230: first defined here
regex.o: In function `getdomainname':
/usr/include/bits/unistd.h:248: multiple definition of `getdomainname'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/unistd.h:248: first defined here
../lib/libgnu.a(c-strcasecmp.o): In function `stpncpy':
/usr/include/bits/string3.h:160: multiple definition of `stpncpy'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/string3.h:160: first defined here
../lib/libgnu.a(c-strcasecmp.o): In function `realpath':
/usr/include/bits/stdlib.h:37: multiple definition of `realpath'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/stdlib.h:37: first defined here
../lib/libgnu.a(c-strcasecmp.o): In function `ptsname_r':
/usr/include/bits/stdlib.h:53: multiple definition of `ptsname_r'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/stdlib.h:53: first defined here
../lib/libgnu.a(c-strcasecmp.o): In function `wctomb':
/usr/include/bits/stdlib.h:74: multiple definition of `wctomb'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/stdlib.h:74: first defined here
../lib/libgnu.a(c-strcasecmp.o): In function `mbstowcs':
/usr/include/bits/stdlib.h:95: multiple definition of `mbstowcs'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/stdlib.h:95: first defined here
../lib/libgnu.a(c-strcasecmp.o): In function `wcstombs':
/usr/include/bits/stdlib.h:114: multiple definition of `wcstombs'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/stdlib.h:114: first defined here
../lib/libgnu.a(c-strncasecmp.o): In function `stpncpy':
/usr/include/bits/string3.h:160: multiple definition of `stpncpy'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/string3.h:160: first defined here
../lib/libgnu.a(c-strncasecmp.o): In function `realpath':
/usr/include/bits/stdlib.h:37: multiple definition of `realpath'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/stdlib.h:37: first defined here
../lib/libgnu.a(c-strncasecmp.o): In function `ptsname_r':
/usr/include/bits/stdlib.h:53: multiple definition of `ptsname_r'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/stdlib.h:53: first defined here
../lib/libgnu.a(c-strncasecmp.o): In function `wctomb':
/usr/include/bits/stdlib.h:74: multiple definition of `wctomb'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/stdlib.h:74: first defined here
../lib/libgnu.a(c-strncasecmp.o): In function `mbstowcs':
/usr/include/bits/stdlib.h:95: multiple definition of `mbstowcs'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/stdlib.h:95: first defined here
../lib/libgnu.a(c-strncasecmp.o): In function `wcstombs':
/usr/include/bits/stdlib.h:114: multiple definition of `wcstombs'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/stdlib.h:114: first defined here
../lib/libgnu.a(getopt.o): In function `stpncpy':
/usr/include/bits/string3.h:160: multiple definition of `stpncpy'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/string3.h:160: first defined here
../lib/libgnu.a(getopt.o): In function `realpath':
/usr/include/bits/stdlib.h:37: multiple definition of `realpath'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/stdlib.h:37: first defined here
../lib/libgnu.a(getopt.o): In function `ptsname_r':
/usr/include/bits/stdlib.h:53: multiple definition of `ptsname_r'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/stdlib.h:53: first defined here
../lib/libgnu.a(getopt.o): In function `wctomb':
/usr/include/bits/stdlib.h:74: multiple definition of `wctomb'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/stdlib.h:74: first defined here
../lib/libgnu.a(getopt.o): In function `mbstowcs':
/usr/include/bits/stdlib.h:95: multiple definition of `mbstowcs'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/stdlib.h:95: first defined here
../lib/libgnu.a(getopt.o): In function `wcstombs':
/usr/include/bits/stdlib.h:114: multiple definition of `wcstombs'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/stdlib.h:114: first defined here
../lib/libgnu.a(getopt.o): In function `gets':
/usr/include/bits/stdio2.h:94: multiple definition of `gets'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/stdio2.h:94: first defined here
../lib/libgnu.a(getopt.o): In function `fgets':
/usr/include/bits/stdio2.h:109: multiple definition of `fgets'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/stdio2.h:109: first defined here
../lib/libgnu.a(getopt.o): In function `fgets_unlocked':
/usr/include/bits/stdio2.h:125: multiple definition of `fgets_unlocked'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/stdio2.h:125: first defined here
../lib/libgnu.a(getopt.o): In function `read':
/usr/include/bits/unistd.h:35: multiple definition of `read'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/unistd.h:35: first defined here
../lib/libgnu.a(getopt.o): In function `pread':
/usr/include/bits/unistd.h:57: multiple definition of `pread'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/unistd.h:57: first defined here
../lib/libgnu.a(getopt.o): In function `pread64':
/usr/include/bits/unistd.h:77: multiple definition of `pread64'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/unistd.h:77: first defined here
../lib/libgnu.a(getopt.o): In function `readlink':
/usr/include/bits/unistd.h:99: multiple definition of `readlink'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/unistd.h:99: first defined here
../lib/libgnu.a(getopt.o): In function `readlinkat':
/usr/include/bits/unistd.h:121: multiple definition of `readlinkat'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/unistd.h:121: first defined here
../lib/libgnu.a(getopt.o): In function `getcwd':
/usr/include/bits/unistd.h:136: multiple definition of `getcwd'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/unistd.h:136: first defined here
../lib/libgnu.a(getopt.o): In function `getwd':
/usr/include/bits/unistd.h:150: multiple definition of `getwd'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/unistd.h:150: first defined here
../lib/libgnu.a(getopt.o): In function `confstr':
/usr/include/bits/unistd.h:165: multiple definition of `confstr'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/unistd.h:165: first defined here
../lib/libgnu.a(getopt.o): In function `getgroups':
/usr/include/bits/unistd.h:181: multiple definition of `getgroups'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/unistd.h:181: first defined here
../lib/libgnu.a(getopt.o): In function `ttyname_r':
/usr/include/bits/unistd.h:197: multiple definition of `ttyname_r'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/unistd.h:197: first defined here
../lib/libgnu.a(getopt.o): In function `getlogin_r':
/usr/include/bits/unistd.h:213: multiple definition of `getlogin_r'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/unistd.h:213: first defined here
../lib/libgnu.a(getopt.o): In function `gethostname':
/usr/include/bits/unistd.h:230: multiple definition of `gethostname'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/unistd.h:230: first defined here
../lib/libgnu.a(getopt.o): In function `getdomainname':
/usr/include/bits/unistd.h:248: multiple definition of `getdomainname'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/unistd.h:248: first defined here
../lib/libgnu.a(getopt1.o): In function `stpncpy':
/usr/include/bits/string3.h:160: multiple definition of `stpncpy'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/string3.h:160: first defined here
../lib/libgnu.a(getopt1.o): In function `realpath':
/usr/include/bits/stdlib.h:37: multiple definition of `realpath'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/stdlib.h:37: first defined here
../lib/libgnu.a(getopt1.o): In function `ptsname_r':
/usr/include/bits/stdlib.h:53: multiple definition of `ptsname_r'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/stdlib.h:53: first defined here
../lib/libgnu.a(getopt1.o): In function `wctomb':
/usr/include/bits/stdlib.h:74: multiple definition of `wctomb'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/stdlib.h:74: first defined here
../lib/libgnu.a(getopt1.o): In function `mbstowcs':
/usr/include/bits/stdlib.h:95: multiple definition of `mbstowcs'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/stdlib.h:95: first defined here
../lib/libgnu.a(getopt1.o): In function `wcstombs':
/usr/include/bits/stdlib.h:114: multiple definition of `wcstombs'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/stdlib.h:114: first defined here
../lib/libgnu.a(getopt1.o): In function `gets':
/usr/include/bits/stdio2.h:94: multiple definition of `gets'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/stdio2.h:94: first defined here
../lib/libgnu.a(getopt1.o): In function `fgets':
/usr/include/bits/stdio2.h:109: multiple definition of `fgets'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/stdio2.h:109: first defined here
../lib/libgnu.a(getopt1.o): In function `fgets_unlocked':
/usr/include/bits/stdio2.h:125: multiple definition of `fgets_unlocked'
/tmp/ccntBfBN.o:/usr/include/bits/stdio2.h:125: first defined here
collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status
make[1]: *** [etags] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/james/bin/emacs/rc/emacs-24.3/lib-src'
make: *** [lib-src] Error 2

Any thougths?

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Why did you build those? They are packaged by all distributions. –  vonbrand Mar 7 '13 at 23:01
    
@vonbrand. The one in my distro was too old, and I don't have rood priviledges. –  user815423426 Mar 7 '13 at 23:04
    
You are in for a whole world of pain... emacs depends on all sort of weird pieces being available to build it. As you saw, development tools, all sort of libraries (and the development headers), ... I never built emacs without root, never tried to install it outside /usr or /usr/local, and even that wasn't exactly trivial (it sure got better in the last 12 or so years, but still...) –  vonbrand Mar 7 '13 at 23:10
    
Thanks @vonbrand. I managed to get pass those first few errors, but I am now stack with an odd ld error.. (I updated the OP) –  user815423426 Mar 8 '13 at 2:17
    
Need the exact error message(s). emacs does some very funny business to create an object containing compiled emacs LISP code... –  vonbrand Mar 8 '13 at 6:43

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You need to run autoreconf to create the whole machinery (the checkout from a VCS won't contain any generated files, the distributed tarballs contain them for convenience/crippled environments).

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The autogen.sh file will run autoreconf for you with the proper options autoreconf -i -I m4 –  jordanm Mar 7 '13 at 20:29
    
Thanks @jordanm. I built autoconf and automake (I don't have admin priviledges), but now I get the error "can't locate Automake/Config.pm", which I believe is a Perl module. I have Perl installed and use it relatively often. Is this something that I can get from CPAN? –  user815423426 Mar 7 '13 at 21:35
    
It's part of automake. You may need to set your PERL5LIB to the location of your automake installation. –  jordanm Mar 7 '13 at 21:46
    
Thanks @jordanm and vobrand. I now have a configure error when running ./configure. It asks for libXaw. I do want to run Emacs with X window support (i.e. not just run Emacs from within a terminal). Any thoughts? –  user815423426 Mar 7 '13 at 23:07
    
run "./configure --help" and read all the options. There is probably one to enable/disable Xaw (athena widgets), and another to specify Xaw location. I think you can safely drop Xaw. –  Tim B Mar 8 '13 at 19:00

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