The compiler here is
gcc (v. 6.2.0).
If I add
-static to either
./configure step of an Emacs build fails, with the error
configure: error: C compiler cannot create executables
How can I troubleshoot this error further? (I am already running
./configure with the
--verbose flag, but it still tells me very little about the reason for the error.)
FWIW, I want to build a static instance of Emacs, because the site where I work does not support Emacs at all ("Emacs? What's that? Why don't you use vi? Or nano?"), and the version of it they offer is prehistoric.