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Re: [PATCH] added pkgconfig support for popt

From: Ralf S. Engelschall <rse@rpm5.org>
Date: Thu 23 Jul 2009 - 21:36:30 CEST
Message-ID: <20090723193630.GA87795@engelschall.com>
On Wed, Jul 22, 2009, Jeff Johnson wrote:

> On Jul 22, 2009, at 3:05 PM, Ralf S. Engelschall wrote:
>> On Tue, Jul 21, 2009, devzero2000 wrote:
>>> Very thiny patch for integrating pkg-config(1) support for popt
>>> library into popt itself.
>> Exept for the hard-coded version "1.15" in configure.ac
>> this looks good and should be taken over.
> I mostly agree, but pkg-config is surely a complicated
> way to determinbe a version for a library that never
> changes.

Well, the main point of pkg-config is not querying the version of a
library, but to _transitively_ query the build-time flags required to
build against a library. For this reason even our RPM_CHECK_LIB is able
to use pkg-config files ;-)

                                       Ralf S. Engelschall
Received on Thu Jul 23 21:40:08 2009
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