On Ubuntu I would install emacs dependencies with apt-get build-dep emacs24, extract the emacs25.2.tar.gz and install but the dependencies don't seem to be on openSuse's zypper (package manager).

Atm I'm getting this when trying to install emacs25.2

configure: error: You seem to be running X, but no X development libraries
were found.  You should install the relevant development files for X
and for the toolkit you want, such as Gtk+ or Motif.  Also make
sure you have development files for image handling, i.e.
tiff, gif, jpeg, png and xpm.
If you are sure you want Emacs compiled without X window support,   pass

How should I go about getting that dependency and other dependencies needed for emacs on openSuse?

  • Please disclose posts in related forums so that we don't spin our wheels unnecessarily: reddit.com/r/emacs/comments/6misud/… This way, forum participants can read what other people have already said elsewhere. – lawlist Jul 11 '17 at 1:54

emacs 25.2 is already available in the editors repo. See these instructions on how to add it.

EDIT: Other openSUSE releases are available for the same repo.

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  • I've added the repo, went back to Software Management. I still see only emacs 24.3 – irregular Jul 12 '17 at 0:18
  • After looking around I see that there was a "Versions" tab after highlighting the emacs package where the new version shows up after adding that repo. – irregular Jul 12 '17 at 0:38
  • The link to the editors repository returns a The requested URL is no longer available on this server and there is no forwarding address. error. – kiamlaluno May 3 '18 at 7:56

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