On Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 2:17 PM, shashank <shashankgrovy@gmail.com> wrote:
>>    3.   readline:   no (user requested: default)
> what is your platform that it lacks readline?
I run Ubuntu 13.04 on a Intel i5 machine though I don't know why the program said that my system lacks readline. 

You are probably missing the developer files.  Install libreadline-dev, or libreadline-gplv2-dev if you don't want to mix the GPLv2 clisp with the GPLv3 libreadline.
Jerry James