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Date: Fri, 01 Mar 2002 06:47:26 -0500
From: Charles Wilson <cwilson AT ece DOT gatech DOT edu>
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To: Charles Wilson <cwilson AT ece DOT gatech DOT edu>
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Subject: Re: ITP: pkgconfig
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Anybody else want to weigh in, here?  So far I've got one 'yay' vote 
from Robert (but putting pkgconfig into contrib instead of latest). 
Fine by me.  Any other votes?

--Chuck


Charles Wilson wrote:

> I've got pkgconfig ready for contribution to the cygwin distribution. 
> Since we're starting to get a few packages that include .pc files 
> (libxslt, libxml-2.0) we probably ought to have this. I've got version 
> 0.10.0 (released 2002-02-02) ready to.
> 
> I think it should go in latest/pkgconfig/ alongside the autotools (and 
> not contrib).
> 
> Votes?
> 
> --Chuck
> 
> setup.hint:
> ---------------------------------------------------
> category Devel
> requires cygwin
> sdesc "A utility used to retrieve information about installed libraries" 
> ldesc "The pkg-config program is used to retrieve information about 
> installed libraries in the system. It is typically used to compile and 
> link against one or more libraries.
> 
> pkg-config retrieves information about packages from special metadata 
> files. These files are named after the package, with the extension .pc. 
> By default, pkg-config looks in the following directories: 
> ${PREFIX}/libdata/pkgconfig, ${LOCALBASE}/libdata/pkgconfig and 
> ${X11BASE}/libdata/pkgconfig for these files; it will also look in the 
> list of directories specified by the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable.
> 
> The package name specified on the pkg-config command line is defined to 
> be the name of the metadata file, minus the .pc extension. If a library 
> can install multiple versions simultaneously, it must give each version 
> its own name (for example, GTK 1.2 might have the package name 'gtk+' 
> while GTK 2.0 has 'gtk+-2.0').
> 
> WWW: http://www.freedesktop.org/software/pkgconfig/
> http://pkgconfig.sourceforge.net"
> ---------------------------------------------------
> 


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