[csw-maintainers] "pkgconfig --exist ..." is telling porkies

Dagobert Michelsen dam at opencsw.org
Thu Jul 9 23:47:47 CEST 2009

Hi Phil,

Am 09.07.2009 um 23:35 schrieb Philip Brown:

> On Thu, Jul 09, 2009 at 11:27:35PM +0200, Dagobert Michelsen wrote:
>> Hi Phil,
>> Am 07.07.2009 um 22:22 schrieb Philip Brown:
>>> I dont know much about pkg-config, but might there be some kind of,
>>> "and hey add /opt/csw/X11/lib to PKG_CONFIG_PATH now" magic, you can
>>> put in
>>> /opt/csw/lib/pkgconfig/cairo.pc  or something?
>> AFAIK this option is not available.
> Then in my opinion, since libcairo requires libxcb now, then
> I think my suggestion here, would be best:
>>> or... maybe the issue is that /opt/csw/lib/pkgconfig/cairo.pc
>>> should not exist there in the first place, but be moved
>>> to /opt/csw/lib/X11/lib/pkgconfig/   instead?
>> [Dago writes in reply to that...]
>> It is just for development. Using pkg-config this way allows specific
>> binding to either the OpenCSW X11 libs or Sun X11 libs with gtk+ on
>> compilation.
> I do not think that is a good (ie: stable) idea at all.
> If people want to use "sun libs", then they should probably use sun  
> cairo!
> on the other hand, seeing as how our libcairo now REQUIRES the newer  
> x11
> libs... libs that we were "forced" to ship ourselves... it doesnt make
> sense to break smooth opencsw development, for the fuzzy benefit of
> lalowing pepole to compile brokenly against sun libs as well.

To make it nice and clean the cairo shared libs should also go
into /opt/csw/X11/lib. Having pkg-config and libs in separate
places is IMHO even more unelegant than extending PKG_CONFIG_PATH.

Best regards

   -- Dago

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