conftest error: ac_nonexistent.h: No such file or dir ???

Hello, firstly a thank you in advavance to whoever is out there with the great and wonderful knowledge to create such a wonderful tool.
for years I have use audacity on various machines, not without hiccups. usually used distro specific packages but now that I have become a little more confident I have started compiling all my apps from source, again not without its hiccups.
While trying to compile Audacity 2.0.6 from source I got this error in the terminal:

conftest.c:11:28: error: ac_nonexistent.h: No such file or directory
configure:5264: $? = 1
configure: failed program was:
| /* confdefs.h */

and if you check the config.log which I have attached for your perusal it just all goes downhill from there and due to my massive lack of compiling knowledge I was wondering if any audacity dev gurus/seasoned users out there could nail what my issue is just from looking at my config.log

I might add I am on Puppy Linux 5.2.5 - kernel
I look foward to any suggestions as I am at a standstill until then as to how to proceed??

Kind Regards

compile.txt (26.6 KB)
config.log (48.8 KB)

Seems like you need instructions for Linux :wink:

I’ve never tried building Audacity on Puppy, but regardless of the distribution it is essential that you have the required dependencies installed.
Where possible, install the dependencies using the package manager, but check that the library versions available in the repository meet Audacity’s requirements.

Ensure that you have wxWidgets (libwxgtk) 2.8.x - preferably version 2.8.12, including the development headers (may be called “dev” packages).

FFmpeg can be problematic so I would strongly recommend that, for your initial build, you compile without FFmpeg support

./configure --without-ffmpeg

Once you have manage to get Audacity to build, then we can look at adding FFmpeg support if you require it.