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Date: Fri, 01 Mar 2002 06:51:43 -0500
From: Earnie Boyd <earnie_boyd AT yahoo DOT com>
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To: Charles Wilson <cwilson AT ece DOT gatech DOT edu>
CC: cygwin-apps AT sources DOT redhat DOT com
Subject: Re: ITP: pkgconfig
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Yay. 

Earnie.

Charles Wilson wrote:
> 
> 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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