I'm trying to get the latest stable release of emacs on linux mint (emacs-24.5). But, for some reason
apt-get only installs 24.3.1. I would usually be OK with that, but I'm trying to use spacemacs, and a lot of the packages require at least 24.4.
I've tried installing it myself, but
./configure doesn't work (it says I need a whole bunch of libraries, and those libraries need a whole bunch of libraries...), I tried to install it without the libraries, and it only make a bad looking text based terminal only version.
I even tried using linuxbrew, but I couldn't find out how to get the gui working, since I couldn't just do:
brew install emacs --with-cocoa
I noticed that ubuntu comes with emacs 24.5, and I'm willing to install that operating system, since i've only been using linux mint for a day. But is there any way I can get emacs 24.4 or 24.5 on mint? A different package manager, something to install all the libraries that the manual make requires.
Also I have already looked on stack overflow and tried this tutorial but it did not work: Emacs 24.4 Released, How to Install it in Ubuntu 14.04
When I tried to install it myself, it gave me an error about
gtk or some other window library, even after I did what all the tutorials said to do to get X libraries.
Thanks for any help and sorry if this isn't the right place to ask this kind of question. Also, ask me if I need to specify what errors I got etc...