I was trying to compile Midnight-Commander from source and get it to run. I downloaded the source files using Git and than went to the project folder and run the ./configure script. Because it was on my newly installed OpenSuse machine I run into following errors and solved them by installing required components:
maint/autopoint: line 421: /usr/share/gettext/archive.tar.gz: No such file or directory tar: This does not look like a tar archive tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors cvs checkout: cannot find module \`archive' - ignored find: \`archive': No such file or directory find: \`archive': No such file or directory find: \`archive': No such file or directory autopoint: \* infrastructure files for version 0.14.3 not found; this is autopoint from GNU gettext-tools 0.17 autopoint: \* Stop.
./autogen.sh: line 55: aclocal: command not found
install autogen & automake
./autogen.sh: line 48: libtoolize: command not found
checking for GLIB… no configure: error: glib-2.0 not found or version too old (must be >= 2.8)
checking for slang/slang.h… no configure: error: Slang header not found
Install slang and slang-devel
After that I was able to run MAKE and the run the compiled project.