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>>>>> In [emacs-w3m : No.10435] Ravajappa Gouda wrote:
> Thanks for your response. I was finally able to install it with below steps
> and also the work around. The mkinstalldir script does not work directories
> with space which is common on Mac for e.g. /Library/Application\ Support/....
> To work around this I ran the installed commands manually by looking up in the
> configuration.log file.

I recalled that what I did was just having made the emacs-w3m
installer support directory names containing space characters.
(Now the development version of emacs-w3m contains the new
 mkinstalldir script that supports space characters in directory

> cd /Users/rgouda/utils/emacs-w3m-1.4.4
> alias emacs='open -a /Applications/Aquamacs\ Emacs.app'
> export EMACS="/Applications/Aquamacs\ Emacs.app/Contents/MacOS/Aquamacs\
> Emacs"
> ./configure --prefix="/Library/Application Support/Aquamacs\ Emacs"
> make
> sudo make install
> Create info and w3m directories and run  failed install commands manually as
> logged in configuration.log 

> On Mac please also make sure the w3m and gc.h is also installed for the above
> to work.

> Thanks,
> Gouda

v1.4.4 is rather old.  If you have another trouble with it, trying
the latest emacs-w3m under development will be one of choices.


>> Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2008 11:51:56 +0900
>> From: yamaoka@xxxxxxx
>> To: rgouda@xxxxxxxxxxx
>> CC: emacs-w3m@xxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: Re: [emacs-w3m:10433]
>>>>>>> In [emacs-w3m : No.10433] Ravajappa Gouda wrote:
>>> I am trying to setup w3m to browse webpages/news groups through my
>>> "Aquamacs" (which is built on top of emacs 22) for Mac OS 10.4 
>>> OS: Mac 10.4.11. 
>>> Following are the steps followed on my macbook and the error at the bottom,
>>> anybody's help is much appreciated? 
>>> 1. Downloaded w3m from the link - emacs-w3m-1.4.4.tar.gz
>>> 2. Unzipped/tared the file in my home directory - ~/emacs-w3m-1.4.4/
>>> 3. Started command shell in Aquamacs (M-x shell)
>>> 4. Now ran the command - 
>>> $ pwd
>>> .../emacs-w3m-1.4.4/
>>> $ ./configure
>>> checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
>>> checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
>>> checking for makeinfo... makeinfo
>>> checking for texi2dvi... texi2dvi
>>> checking for ptex... false
>>> checking for jbibtex... false
>>> checking for egrep... egrep
>>> checking for emacs... /usr/bin/emacs
>>> checking what a flavor does /usr/bin/emacs have... cat: ./conftest-7107: No
>>> such file or directory
>> I remember dimly that I saw such a problem and fixed, though I
>> don't recall what I did then. Sorry. If you have time, could
>> you try the latest emacs-w3m that is under development? That is:
>> http://cvs.namazu.org/emacs-w3m.tar.gz
>> To use this, you need to run the GNU autoconf command first to
>> make the configure script. If you don't have autoconf installed,
>> please use this:
>> http://www.jpl.org/tmp/configure
>> Regards,