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Why can't gcc find libevent when building tmux from source?

I want to install tmux on a machine where I don't have root access. I already compiled libevent and installed it in $HOME/.bin-libevent and now I want to compile tmux, but configure always ends with ...
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What are .in files?

Sometimes in the sources of projects I see "*.in" files. For example, a bunch of "Makefile.in"s. What are they for and/or what does the ".in" part mean? I assume that this has something to do with ...
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double square bracket in 'case' in 'configure.ac' i[[3456]]86

I am trying to understand the following code snippet. host_cpu='i386' case "$host_cpu" in i[[3456]]86) echo "host_cpu=i386" ;; x86_64) echo "host_cpu=x86_64" ;; *) ...